Installation

 

vintage photographs / dead men / slaves / dead women / steerage / e. pluribus unum / immigrants / redacted

Realizing that all of the anonymous people in these photos are likely dead, What was the cause of their death? I wondered.
Old age?
Accidental?
Disease?
Suicide?
Murder? That’s most believable considering the stereotypes, the labels, words marking them by humans sport-killing other humans. Hatred still remains silently encouraged with a wink from authority licensing even more inhumanity by reincarnating hate into new life.

There are no ‘victors’ per Churchill, no ‘losers’ per Trump, only teachers not resting in peace.

broken glass, framed vintage photos, toe tags labelling a ‘cause of death’, visual journal, caution cone calling out the current week’s events