This piece seeks to inspire youth to envision themselves as potential figures in government and politics. The blank center is a space for the viewer to mentally envision someone that could belong on a federal note. The hashtags on the bill allow the viewer to place their own monetary worth. The federal note also highlights the city of Newark, NJ as a call to action for Newark youth to become civically engaged.

 

Newark Bill,  2017

Acrylic on Canvas, 32.5 X 74 inches