I was inspired to paint this by everything that's been happening politically and socially within the last three years. The election, police brutality, racism,
the #metoo movement, net neutrality, terrorism, bigotry, bullying, hurricanes, earthquakes, forest fires, and the list goes on. I wondered how do we witness so much negativity and catastrophe without becoming cynical and pessimistic. Having a woman be at the center of all the devastation is a way of acknowledging how powerful women are. It also symbolizes how women have really taken the lead in creating safer spaces for all people in the last two years.

Patrice Robinson