Growing up I attended the Ferguson-Florissant school district and I spent decades in Ferguson. I know that city well and after hospital visiting hours were over I'd just spend the nights driving around and looking at the places where I grew up and I was able to see the protests that were planned for the month of October. I'd not been back for about a decade and it was surreal in so many ways.
I had a small set that was unfinished and since I hadn't made any new pieces for the project during my trip back home I finished these to fill in those empty slots.
I dated them each separately for every day I spent back home and the imagery I used is obvious. There's probably not some representation of the Gateway Arch in each piece. It's not typical of me to beat people over the head with my work but I felt like I wanted to at least recognize what I was feeling. I even added some titles to many from this set. [Kinloch, Canfield, Cornel, Spanish Lake, et cetera.]
Anyway, I'm not sure what I'll do with these but I really am happy with how they turned out.