Print on Acrylic, Glass Mirror
Images of the homes where Breonna Taylor, Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., Amadou Diallo, Atatiana Jefferson, Fred Hampton, and Patrick Warren, were brutally murdered by police sourced from Google Earth are observed through a window of plexiglass to represent the dehumanizing practice of seeing without being seen. The observer, protected by an illusion of security, peeps into the life of the subject until they are interrupted by the discovery of their own vulnerability to being surveilled. Seeping through the collage of homes are the remains of a previous work.
A portrait of a black man with rope bound around his eyes is digitally painted creating blood-splattered streaks of contrast across bricks while his body occupies the shadows found in the windows. The pervasive use of red echoes the traumatic sounds of gunfire that shatters the fourth wall interrupting the latent cord of rope with a mirror, perpetuating the cycle of observer becoming observed. Broken Homes is a reminder that as we are watching history, history is watching us.