American Myth is a series of 20 ink block prints in 2020 examining the circular influence of education, access to information, and social mobility. I meld infographics with mid-century imagery to create visual narratives exploring America’s past and our future. I consider how increasing investment in the public commons – schools, libraries and public media - would strengthen societies by increasing empathy, equitable opportunities, and community conversations. My goal is to show how the transfer of knowledge can revitalize democracy and social consciousness.

Creation in Isolation Blacklidge Community Collective American Myth, in prints - 20 pieces in 2020 May, 2021