I was awarded theTEDxMtHood artist-in residence, which culminated in a large-scale art installation and a TEDx talk. The artwork premiered in Portland, at the sold out 900-seat Revolution Hall, Washington Highschool Theater. The suspended architectural installation featured, aluminum lattice windows made from maps of war torn, contested lands. Embedded in each lattice are hands and hearts, symbolic of our common humanity and the key, is the symbol that helps us unlock the hope in all of us. The installation spanned the entire proscenium measuring 24 x 40 feet and was viewable all day. My TEDx talk: Under the Same Blue Sky, invites you to see the world from multiple views: imagining and creating new realities together. The artwork displayed during my talk, spans the mediums of painting, photography, printmaking, installation and animated film. The TEDx art installation was funded in part by the Oregon Arts Commission and Portland State University's professional development grant.