Here are some images from the show ‘A Bundle of Sticks is Strong’ that I just installed in Cleveland. The lights haven’t been properly set, so some of the shadows are weird. That will be fixed by the opening. Even so, I think you can get the general idea of the show, which uses baseball as the proxy to speak about issues of immigration and Indigenous sovereignty.
For the show, I created two series of relief prints, nine in each series. Each series is a baseball team, one entirely Native (calling into question the usage of Indigenous people as sporting mascots), the other completely immigrant (evoking how Latina/o players are engaging with Arizona’s anti-immigrant legislation). The prints were all created from incised Louisville Sluggers.
In addition to the relief prints, I also did a set of pennants. Plus, a life-size wall painting of an ICE officer/umpire and an entire baseball team with a chalk batter’s box on the gallery floor.
Let me know what you think. I am interested in trying to possibly travel the show, so get in touch and let me know what you think of the new work.
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