heather layton

 

We are no longer witnessing a paradigm shift in the United States; with the recent changing of the guard and the reality of an economic collapse, we are, whether we like it or not, active participants in it.  This upheaval of power has left us with a domestic and international blurring of what we are fighting for and who we are fighting against. Staunch believers are shifting parties. Policymakers are finding that they are no longer insulated from the repercussions of their actions. Scientists have a new lease on stem cell research. Underrepresented citizens have voted en masse. Our illusions of power have been exposed just as that. And yet, in the very places where the infrastructure is crumbling, there are spaces to build something new.  My recent work is about the efforts to claim spaces as our own. My hope is that we will regenerate as a more humble and balanced society, one that is willing to collaborate with others and one that is representative of entire populous and not solely the privileged few.