Description of Links In The Chain III Merchandise
I have created a series of collages honoring 21 victims of institutional violence. Using charcoal on toned paper, I create original sketches of victims of this violence. I then take three of the sketches of the victims, print them out in different colors, cut them into strips, and create a collage.
There is a special intensity in working on this series. I try to honor the lives of these men and women, not just their deaths. I am donating 30% of my profits to non-profit organizations that help support the people of color both locally and nationally. I hope that by supporting these organizations, I can help break the chain of repression and help the city, and the country, move forward into a time of respect and honoring all heritages.
This piece includes drawings of Daniel Prude, Pamela Turner, and Elijah McClain. It is done in shades of green to acknowledge that each of these people suffered from various mental health issues.