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During the trial of George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, there was much talk surrounding the hoodie. The hoodie is an interesting article of clothing. Depending on who is wearing it and in what context changes our perception. In this piece we have a group of five wheat-pasted figures hunched and crowded together around a hovering assemblage figure. These figures are draped with hoodies, until their bodies are literary buckling under the weight of this signifier, which conceals their identity and distorts their form. All this allows outsiders and onlookers to rob this group of people of their humanity.

The Ain't Gots no. II
Detail
Wheat-paste, wood, seat belt straps, plastic, And 1 shorts on sheet-rock
2016
The Ain't Gots no. II
installation shot
Wheat-paste, wood, seat belt straps, plastic, And 1 shorts on sheet-rock
36 'x 12'
2016
The Ain't Gots no. II
Wheat-paste, wood, seat belt straps, plastic, And 1 shorts on sheet-rock
36 'x 12'
2016
1
ink on vellum
14"x18"
2016
2
ink on vellum
14"x18"
2016
3
ink on velum
14"x18"
2016
4
ink on vellum
14"x18"
2016
5
ink on vellum
14"x18"
2016
The Dead Will Probably Target the Jargon as Gibberish
acrylic, collage, ink, spray-paint, graphite on canvas
60"x65"
2014
Cause You are the Son of Slaves, Your Daddy was a Bastard
Transfer on found paper on wood
89”x 60”
2014