This collection of portraits of my students is called my Simultaneous Worlds series. It is a collection is the product of the research, experiences, and materials associated with my role as an educator in the public educational system, which are transformed to create a larger conversation about the engagement and disengagement of the students. The large-scale collages are layered with used and torn materials of an educator (rubrics, assessments, plans, standardized testing, charts, etc.), while the figures painted on the surface create a face for the often detached and standardized world of data that is so often at the center of important decision-making in schools. Throughout the work, I examine the many dualities present in the everyday life as a teacher. The stress, passion, regrets, humor, and fears of a teacher inspire me to find balance. As the intricacies of their expressions, behaviors, and personalities play back in my mind, I am inspired to create Simultaneous Worlds to transform and reflect on the experiences.
"How Do You Want People To Remember You?" is an Original Painting is 12 in x 12 inches on a Gallery Wrapped Canvas (1.5 inches thick). This is currently only available as an original painting.