Peaches & the Nautilus save Brooklyn 22'' x 30'' Watercolor & Gouache 2017.
"Peaches & the Nautilus save Brooklyn", is the visualization of the issue of gentrification in New York City. The mechanical Nautilus is employed by our heroine, Peaches, to combat
the other mechanical Nautilus, piloted by a figure aimed to represent the new residents of old Brooklyn, that in some ways, have compromised the social terrain, and economics of previously underserved communities turned to havens for those with resources.
The Nautilus represents ancient teachings, wisdoms, and mindsets, that are ideal for addressing an issue such as gentrification. To look to history for a solution.
The snails represent the spirit of wisdom and elderliness associated with Obatala, a symbol within African culture. The city is broken apart as the battle for Brooklyn rages on.