|Resilience, Private Collection|
This piece was created over the course of a year. It started out with a satellite view of the truck depot in Delray and an ink painting of a skyline. This was one of the first attempts I made at combining industrial imagery with portraiture. I left an opening for the portrait of a person, but I didn't know who to draw. Then I saw the movie Wasteland, about Vik Muniz's project in Jardim Gramacho, Brazil, the worlds largest landfill. I draw one of the women catadores (garbage pickers) and titled it Resilience as a hope for the future.