24" X 80" mixed media on hollow door
For those who woke up November 9th and realized that half of the registered voters were potentially racist, sexist, homophobic xenophobes... "wake up, take the pillow from your head and put a book in it."
This was the same old fear tactic that received commercial success in D.W.Griffith's The Birth of a Nation over 100 years ago. Now, more than ever, we must recognize and remember all the insurgents that came before us and sacrificed their lives in the making of this country. Many that we revere today were targeted and labeled subversives, agitators, troublemakers and insurgents. My hope is that the legacy of these people informs and inspires us. We've a long way to go.
The audacity of the United States to produce "death cards" in their war for oil was sickening and along with the election results inspired me to create this homage to the real targets who dared disagree.
Some of the individuals on these cards: Muhammad Ali, Angela Davis, Malcolm X, Huey Newton, Harriet Tubman, Noam Chomsky, Nat Turner, Martin Luther King, KRS One.