Imagination is More Important Than Knowledge

Monotype Collage and Linoleum Block on Handmade Korean Hanji Paper
36.25 x 48 inches

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." - Albert Einstein

As an artist and cultural organizer, my superpower is my imagination. Through my imagination, I can visualize what a just and equitable world looks like and feels like. I believe that our collective imagination has the ability to go far beyond the limits imposed by inequality, in order to contemplate a truth much bigger than our gender, our race, and our place of birth.

This oversize collage was assembled from shapes and figures that were cut from my monotype color sheets and combined with linoleum block. Many of my prints in 2015, including this one, were inspired by Henri Matisse’s cut outs. Upon stumbling into an exhibit of his work in New York, I was deeply moved by his approach to creating color sheets and cutting them into unique compositions.