AMURKA started in 2014 with the sculptural work of a very talented artist and friend Maxine Blomberg. I knew immediately after looking at the first images of a person in the headpiece it needed to travel and tell the stories of people. Growing up in America, we in the lgbtq community had to alter the media fed to us to make it relatable to our lives. Movies, tv shows, books, religions and cultural norms have told us the stories of men and women getting married, settling down, having children and retiring. These were never meant for us, so why do we try to relate to them. Amurqa is a series of work exploring the lives of people who live in the rainbow & choices they made because or in spite of “the American dream”.