This is a note from some Gay Dads. I have made that people can take the money or put money on, keeping the thought alive. 10x10x1.5” mixed media with underprint, acrylics and micron pens. attached is a clip holding a bag with 20 dollars in it. Wired and ready to hang.
I tend to step forward in matters of faith, someone being treated poorly, a few hot button issues. I was not up to speed on Black Lives Matter until I spent 2 years saying their names and reading their stories...
I just love these...
Maria and I developed the idea, gave it a try in Hillcrest and then put it up at Art of Pride 2022. People wrote notes, took pennys, and then posted on the tree. Money (and notes) flowed on and off the tree for two days leaving about $25 extra.
After working on the sign project for 2 years this burst out of me
Brief video talking about what a collector and a patron each are to an artist and their practice
Below are the individual names with links to articles about that individuals death. These individuals are taken from a graphic that accompanied the NPR - Codeswitch broadcast
Thought out I would start out on a positive note...
a learning for me
They took their teeth and sold them, They made postcards... they had picnics
I had been giving away free yard signs in front of my home. I had trouble buying them so had 50 made. Every day, I would replace taken signs at my home and the school fence. The back of one sign was even repurposed as a missing dog poster (they did find the dog).
underage assault charge withdrawn