The rumble of discontent. The sky darkens and clouds gather from all directions, ominous and threatening. The voices within my diverse communities becoming increasingly at odds with one another, lashing out in a torrent of frustration, anger, resentment, and fear; threatening to sweep the tenuous foundation of who we are, our society. I am struck by the intensity of emotions and flashes of images; creating a deluge of concepts that demand to be acknowledged. When the downpour subsides and in the momentary calm, I sift through layers to create simplicity and space in my work to bring forth reflection and conversation through different perspectives.