CCA SANTA FE NM
A CLIP OF PETALS
A Clip of Petals is a visual commentary on the pressing issue of gun control, mass shootings and the environment. Joerael has cultivated a colorful bouquet of imagery to tell this complex visual narrative on destructive culture. In the work, he has utilized his background in style-writing “graffiti” to structure flora paintings as a representation of lives lost in American mass shootings. He will install a temporary mural on the north wall of the Cinematheque Gallery as part of his Mobilize Wallsproject. The mural will be in direct relation to the hanging flora paintings. In this relationship, Joerael explores notions of moving past a societal psychotic break of avoidance and getting to the center of the matter to extract loving resistance.