Your circumstance will try to weigh you down. You have to keep working at what you want to achieve.
These are a few drawings I have been working on while visiting my hometown San Antonio. I have always had a split stand on identity, culture, lost narratives from one generation to another. This past year I welcomed working on a small scale and have been "following the work" (Stanley Whitney). At times, non representational, others, characters and identifiable objects flood the surface.
Spending a good month or so away from my studio in Kansas City has served well for my body and spirit as being around loved ones can only help. I look forward to getting back in the studio in the coming weeks and put much of the narratives I've recorded both audibly and on surfaces, onto large scaled work.