One of my first paintings at Davidson, butterfly.

I wanted to include this piece specifically because the butterfly has many meanings. However it is a symbol of undocumented people , it is a beautiful sign of revolution because they are so determined to better their lives. Both for themselves and their families. It symbolizes my undocumented family , my uncles who pay taxes and own their businesses, my neighbors who are hardworking people and many others whose stories and struggles we don’t appreciate and many times don’t care to recognize.