All The President’s Children, 2015 – present

In the series of paintings All The President’s Children, I reference the archived photographs of First Ladies and Presidents sourced from Presidential Library collections in order to reimagine the American First Family as a symbol of the “American ideal”. In this series, rather than creating a likeness, I use the materiality of paint to communicate an inability to recognize these photographic images of the idyllic American life in contrast to the ever-present coverage of national conflicts and internal divisions.