Shielded State

The works in Shielded State were originally inspired by images of protective gear worn by medical personnel, law enforcement, protesters, and others since the pandemic hit in 2020. As the series evolved, the narrative has included both past and current practices and situations in our lives. The wall relief format emphasizes the shield-like nature of the barriers and façades we invent. The works allude to the multiplicity of ways we create or experience separation from one another.