The fabric piece I created as a banner/shroud. It contains the handsewn quote "To all those families, and the countless citizens across the country who bore witness and continue to do so to those tragic events, we renew our condolences, and offer our prayers for a better future", stated by Jon Sheldon, John Allen Muhammad's (the washington dc sniper's) lawyer at the time of his execution.
I displayed the piece at various war monuments and memorials around Providence RI and Washington DC, because of its very general applications, and to explore the practice of placing quotes on monuments.
The bottom three images are interventions in Providence across from the courthouse. It is the transcript from a letter a juror wrote to the court during the sentencing phase of the death penalty case of Alfredo Prieto in Virginia. In it he states that he was pressured to convict and is on the verge of a mental breakdown due to the hostility of the other jurors, and expresses anger at the court for not making their job understandable enough. The main quote I pulled from his letter, that I used on other projects was "This has been the worst experience of my life, and has caused me great emotional stress". On the Roger Williams memorial (the tall column), I had the entire text of the letter and signature of the juror blown up to 5 1/2 feet. On the bench, I stenciled the quote I pulled on plastic sheeting.