Acrylic, monofilament, vellum, hand stamped type, India ink, paper wristband
06/12/2016 is the date of the the Pulse tragedy in Orlando, Florida. This piece is meant to memorialize the victims and the communities response to their loss. 49 individual plinths are used as a surrogate for each victim as well as the paper wristbands within. After extensive research, I have color and pattern matched the wristbands as closely as possible to the wristbands that were worn on the night of the attack. My work often includes participants as a means to highlight commonalities within and outside of the LGBTQ+ community. I have asked 49 people to submit their story, perception, and experience to learning about the tragedy. Each piece is surrounded with the hand-stamped names and birth/death dates of the victims as well as the narrative that was submitted by anonymous participants and within each is the suspended wristband.