Together We Rise

I made this piece with color pencil on paper. It was in response to living in NYC after having lived in nature my whole life. I was attempting to understand where I was, and I was attempting to integrate all the different parts of my experience. If you look closely at the drawing, you see different buildings, and figures, and just abstract shapes and colors, blending into one another - it was born of my effort to integrate all the different experiences that were happening so fast. How do you piece together everything when there is so much stimulus all around you? This drawing is an effort to weave all of my experiences into one square.