Stop Apologizing for Who You Are, 2008.

Oil, paper patterns, pencil, thread, and woven rugs on canvas,

36 x 48 inches.

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About This Artwork: This piece is dedicated to my great grandmother who, if she were alive today, would tell me not to apologize for who I am. She would have given me the support I so lacked from my parents me and given me the confidence I needed. From this, I probably would have had more resilience.