Altered images of burnt driftwood on the beach at Pt. Reyes, California. They remind me of crows' wings, and of water currents contaminated with oil. ©2012 Aurora Levins Morales
The first image, above, was inspired by the work of Estelle Disch. It's an altered photograph of the Russian River in Northern California The second expresses my appreciation of an online support network of sick and disabled queer folk, and refers to the concept of "spoons" as a measure of capacity--if we use up energy one one thing, we don't have it for another. But solidarity increases capacity, and chi travels from spoon to spoon.
Portrait of my mother as a Taino woman. The symbol in the lower left corner is the logo of Hunter High School, which she attended, and in the right hand corner is an image of a manhole cover with the address of her childhood home. Her armband reflects her radical politics and early years in the Communist Party.