Black Trans Lives Matter
12″ x 12″ x 1 ⅜ ” stretched canvas
acrylic, fabric strips, transfer on fabric (words “BLACK TRANS LIVES MATTER”), numbered tape, metal screws, twenty 2½” x 1¼” paper tags* with string, tape transfers of printed text, hand stitching, black embroidery floss
*each records a transgender person’s death: name, age, date of death, city, town, manner of death.
Please Note: The impetus for this piece was the courtgeous direct action of Black Lives Matter and Mass. Action Against Police Brutality activists and supporters. They stopped the 2015 Boston Pride march for 14 minutes to bring attention to the loss of 14 transgender people of color who had died so far that year.