Glossy black metal pin with a candle-lit scene. Painted area is varnished with a UV-protective and water-resistant gloss. Pin size is approx. 2.5 x 1.25 inches.
The Light the Way Series started after a brief pause in making new work during the peak COVID-19 period here in NYC. During that time, I could not muster the energy to make anything new when so many people in my immediate community were falling ill and losing loved ones daily, along with losing the ability to support themselves and their families.
The series started as a way to get out of that hibernation period and start something new. The idea to donate a percentage of sales came from seeing, hearing and reading individual stories from Black Lives Matter movement supporters and organizers.
I chose Make the Road NY because they are one of the many grassroots organizations here in New York and across the United States who are advocating and providing education, legal, and health support for Black and Brown working class and immigrant communities, including those who are transgender, gender non-conforming, intersex, and queer.