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UReCA: The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity: http://www.nchc-ureca.com/
Engulfed in the ideals of being a "young-professional" in Washington, I created this piece eight months after moving to DC. I was inspired by the city colors of springtime to create work expressing my newcomer observations. The blossoms were bright, the people had goals and I couldn't image living in a more gorgeous metropolis. Initially, this painting consisted of four even district quadrants. But as I unpacked the history of DC, my privilege blindfold began to unravel. This wasn't urban pioneering I saw; it was gentrification.