Dark days are upon us. The conspiracies are thick. The truth is foggy. The anger is heavy. The blame is suffocating.
As my community is reeling from the Ghost Ship fire, as the nation is reeling in the intensity of American politics and lack of inspirational leadership, institutionalized hatred, as the Native people of America stand up, as the shit hits the fan, I thought that I might share some images to perhaps spark a sense of perspective, or perhaps just a break in the darkness.
I have no answers, just vision.
As dark as days can be, the darkness is temporary. The sun will come out - who knows when - but it will come out again. Faith is necessary here. Maybe you don't see it, you're too trapped in the muck. That's okay. Try again tomorrow.
We don't need to talk about it. You don't have to have anything important to say. It's okay to say nothing at all.
There's a shit ton of work we need to do as humans in America. Yes, so much to do. Way too much to do. It's overwhelming. It's scary.
And there's a shit ton of work that artists need to do to help us all see. So much art that needs creating, so much perspective that needs to be better understood. It's overwhelming. It's scary.
And for right now, right here, we are just going to share the sun, our sun. Just for one moment. Together.
I hope that, together, we can enjoy these images from my series '50 Suns' (2009). We can enjoy a moment in the light.