We Are Pilgrims
is a series of 15 woodblock prints centering on the lives of the earliest settlers of New England. This work is personal, as I'm a Mayflower descendant and I live in New England. But it's also a response to our American public discourse which, especially since 9/11, seems to be focused on what it means to be American, who gets to be American and what our founders intended for the country. The Pilgrim prints are a product of my own reading and thinking about the American creation story, my imaginings about what the lives of these early immigrants might really have been like, and my musings about what their lives mean to us now, almost 400 years later.
I have self-published a book by the same name, which can be seen on the last page of this gallery