Once I lived in a world of happy oblivion where I assumed that I would be paid the same as any man with the same experience and education. When I first learned about the wage gap, I set out to determine what would happen if I took out 23% out of a dollar bill. Never once did I think that it would mean taking out the man.

I created this painting three years ago along with a graphic to commemorate Maine's Equal Pay Day. Things really haven't changed that much since then, but I've never looked at a dollar the same.