In the summer of 2011, Justseeds participated in the Pittsburgh Biennial. For that exhibit we filled a large, high-ceiling room at the Miller Gallery with make-shift billboards dealing with immigration issues. I painted a billboard about Macho B – one of the last free-roaming jaguars in North America (d. March 2, 2009). Posting images of the billboard online quickly put me in touch with Janay Brun, who worked intimately with Macho B and was the whistleblower in the legal battle after his untimely death under suspect circumstances. Jessica McPherson and I did a long interview about the case with Janay last summer (in two parts here and here), and Janay and I subsequently collaborated on a design for a print to be included in the Justseeds/Culture Stirike portfolio “Migration Now!”
In late 2015, Janay released her book Cloak and Jaguar: Following a Cat from Desert to Courtroom.