Because it is difficult to think about portraits as art and not primarily as the person represented, my "Many Faces of NF" series aims to portray people with NF as individuals first and their genetic complications as second.
Recent data shows that children are experiencing a much more sedentary lifestyle than earlier generations. With leisure time filled with tech-toys, smart phones and electronic games, they are becoming less creative, more isolated and more fat-prone. The same goes for us adults - only a small percentage of us actively exercise and get out-of-doors regularly. Most live lives devoid of gardening, nature hikes, or even walking through our neighborhoods.
The Nebraska Women's Caucus for Art addressed this 21st Century problem by envisioning ways to renew ourselves: parks, gardens, forests, considering a simpler time when playtime, social time, toys and games were more imagination-oriented and allowed us to be social and face-to-face in real time.