ROOT (2024) is a multimedia illustration created for Nexus Community Partner‘s ROOT (Reclaiming Our Own Time) initiative. It shows an intergenerational, multiracial, mixed ability group of people resting in a variety ways: napping, foraging, sewing, reading, playing tag, fishing, sitting, and journaling.

To create ROOT, I used crayon and acrylic gouache on paper and digital illustration. The imagery was informed by a series of generative conversations with the ROOT co-directors. It’s being used in their program communications, such as their website’s landing page (pictured below).