The inspiration for the Little Ms Sunshine series came from working with middle school students on a project called "You have a voice." I was invited by the Social Studies and Art teachers at Mission Dolores Academy in San Francisco to collaborate on a project for their students. The teachers told me the kids were very attuned to our world right now, and have a real interest in making a difference. I shared my work with them and talked about the creative process. Afterwards the students were given complete freedom to choose their topic of interest and medium of expression
I was very moved by the work the students created that reflected on immigration, and police violence. I finished the project feeling hopeful and inspired.
Mixed media on panel
16 x 20 inches