Sextant for some peoples neighborhood convening
Angels Gate Community Center
San Pedro, California

Operating as a map of my daily life in Los Angeles carved into a handmade birch table with accompanied indigo dyed silk wings, I utilized earthly bound materials to create a vehicle of sorts to lift up a story of sustenance from my immediate surroundings joined with my ancestral past into a hopeful future. These drawings are scribed into the wood surface reflecting relationships and exchanges fruitful, comical and tragic of sustenance including those historically buried or unconscious. Escaping belief in traditional orientations, the organic shaped printing plate has no singular point of access to the image composition to allow different views and variety of prints to be pulled from the table at the same time. At points I invite others to join in and etch their symbology into the surface so the story may evolve over time from the same substrate within different contexts.