Protection from Loss of Voice Guardians are painted fiberglass sculptures pulled from recurring shapes in my Certain Dark Things paintings. They reference trees, microphones, and the human body. I started them at the very beginning of the pandemic as something that I could walk around, that grounded me, and felt absolute and hopeful during a scary time of loss and unrest.

Their texture and theme of protection are an extension of my series of armor paintings covered in the same palette and pattern of repeating circles to create an overall covering of bark-skin. They stand quietly together as an imagined microphone-tree-forest dedicated to the protection of all our voices.