I started this painting on January 6, 2021, a day when the US registered nearly 4,000 Covid-19 deaths and political violence at the US capitol shook the nation. On that day, when an unruly mob breached and desecrated the capitol, much more than bricks and mortar were tested as we attempted to make sense of the unthinkable chaos.
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Kim Craig is an American mixed media artist who has lived most of her life in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Her work is inspired by current social issues and relationships between diverse cultures. She is intrigued by the connections between past and present and, in order to make sense of the world we live in, her work frequently abstracts meaning from ancient cities and archeological sites in order to create contemporary stories. By imagining how we might look back at the past in the future, she hopes her work will tell a colorful and meaningful story of today.