About the Art
Inspired by the nearby Mercer Slough and Bellevue’s diverse high-tech community, the leaf derived patterning for the transit station acoustic panels transition colors over 1,000 linear feet to celebrate the seasons, the environment, diversity and neighborhoods.
My interdisciplinary practice spanning over 32 years, thrives at the intersections of Art with Urban Design, Environment and Infrastructure, bridging the gaps between disciplines to create a meaningful and engaging public realm. I serve on the board of the International Sculpture
This mission is more important now than ever before, as the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 have shined a light on—and cruelly exacerbated—the disparities long faced by African Americans. In April 2020, Biden called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collect more data regarding how COVID-19 is affecting communities, including breaking down its impacts by race. The data we’ve seen so far suggests that African Americans are dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate than whites. Long-standing systemic inequalities are contributing to this disparity—including the fact that African Americans are more likely to be uninsured and to live in communities where they are exposed to high levels of air pollution. African Americans also represent an especially high percentage of the front-line workers putting themselves at greater risk to sustain the economy and keep the rest of the country safe and fed—and are less likely to have a job they can do from home, forcing them to make the difficult choice between their health and a paycheck. While there’s a lot we don’t yet know about COVID-19, we do know that equitable distribution of resources, like testing and medical equipment, can make a difference in fighting the virus. Biden believes this should be a priority and action must be taken now.Read Biden's Full Agenda