The West of Lincoln painting series pays tribute to a population of people who shaped the history of an untamed community, while preserving their historic significance.
Working on the West of Lincoln Project I learned that my strength comes from remembering who I was as a little girl growing up in Venice, Ca.. Having lived a less then perfect childhood I found that my innocence made me brave and strong.
I relate to the wolf because of its strength, speed, and because me and my brothers were raised like a wolf pack in Dogtown. Quote from the West of Lincoln Project
I was going to be raised the Venice way, the same way my uncles were raised. I looked up to them. I was Venice Trece, you know V13. Quote from the West of Lincoln Project.
“What others often don’t understand about people who grew up in Venice during the late 70’s was that, in Venice, you had to be tough; hold your own on the street”