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We Garden Under Blue Lights, 2016

A collaboration with poet Karen Brau, this book is a collection of hopeful verses and watercolors about transforming blocks of Baltimore into greener spaces of grace. It is inspired by Ed Miller and his work with the Civic Works Community Lot Team, a group that transforms vacant, inner-city lots into gardens. I was able to illustrate from a very personal perspective since I had worked as a gardener on the team for a year and then continued to collaborate with Ed for several more years by incorporating murals and sculptures into the garden designs. 


We garden under blue lights 

affixed to a 30 foot pole 

the blue lights flash 

specially marking 

our inner city acres.