Carmen Flores’ drawings explore the proliferation of violence in the culture and its impact on the human psyche. After being in a violent environment for a long period of time, people change behaviors and activities in order to be safe. The acceptance and normalization of violence is part of the process of desensitization in our society. The imagery in Flores’ work is drawn from personal safety tutorials, police reports and press accounts of violence drawn in graphite and chalk. The ephemeral quality of chalk speaks of the physical vulnerability of violence and, the remains of erased layers allude to the remembrance of victims.