Protection from Loss of Voice Guardians reference trees, microphones, and the human body. They are recurring shapes pulled from previous paintings I’ve made, and their texture and theme of protection are an extension of my series of armor paintings. Made of fiberglass and composite materials, they are covered in the same circular patterns, creating an overall protective covering of bark-skin. At the beginning of the pandemic when there were so many unknowns, I made these as something that I could walk around, that grounded me and felt absolute, and hopeful during a scary time of loss and unrest.