I will quote Ms. Erykah Badu. "Keep in mind that I'm an artist and I'm sensitive about my shit!" This is a laboratory for me and I am letting people in to see my process.
Writing and graphic arts are both products of my creative voice and touch and emanate from the same part of my soul, yet this artistic layer of my soul is one that is new to criticism and consideration. Whereas my confidence in my writing exists without the recognition from the public (although the recognition is superb), I cannot say that my artwork does-yet. Their appreciation of my work bought stock in my confidence as an artist.
The revelation that she is walking purposefully to meet all those that come to America in search of a better life, untethered by the chains that bound her, act as symbols of hope and welcome.