About a year ago, inspired by Marisol Escobar, an amazing Venuzuelan sculptor I began work on a new project. As soon as I decided to adapt Marisol’s style to my own work, my internal voice whispered, “Do a self-portrait”. I remembered two photos of me shot at a Gay Pride parade, one a head shot, the other a full body shot of me walking with a friend. I loved what I wore that day…paisley leggings, a bright yellow T shirt, a pink jacket, my floppy turquoise hat adorned with colorful flowers, giant green hoop earrings, and carnival beads…and I loved how I felt…100% myself! I basked in the powerful energy of thousands of people all unapologetically celebrating being themselves!