Ben Munoz, The Genesis, 27.5" x 29.5", Printmaking Woodcut, 2018

In Benjamin Munoz’s Emergence series, each work can be read as a chronological linear timeline from bottom to top, creating a composition that supports and provides the narrative. The base object is the literal and metaphorical foundation providing for the next generation to obtain things that were out of reach for previous generations. Every “stack” is a narrative of each generation working hard to elevate the next generation. Muñoz’s work portrays personal stories he, however, has found that these stories not unique to him.