Say Their Names IV
Say Their Names IV:
Paris Cameron 20, May 25, 2019
Layleen Xtravaganza 27, June 7, 2019
Brooklyn Lindsey 32, June 25, 2019
Tracy Single 22, July 30 , 2019
Bee Love Slater 23, September 4, 2019
Breonna Be’Be Hill 30, October 14, 2019
In my series Say Their Names, I use portraiture as a tool to memorialize the numerous Trans and Non conforming victims who have passed due to white supremacy and hate crimes. After creating full portraits of each individual person, I deconstruct and recontextualize them into new, collective portraits. The collective memorial portraits convey both individual and collective losses within the Black and Brown communities.
The abstraction of the work allows the victims and their families the right to opacity—to not have the victims’ lives reduced to the moment of their horrific death—and it makes evident that racism and white supremacy are persistent systemic issues.
Medium: Color pencil and collage on paper
Dimensions: 8.25x 11.5 (matted to 11x14 with 5x7 opening) Frame not included in price.
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