TITLE

To Graffiti a Mockingbird (2018)

CONCEPT

I ripped out all of the pages to To Kill a Mockingbird and printed out smiling upbeat pictures to show the real human life of prominent black victims to racial injustice—they aren’t just a story one day and forgotten the next, they were real people with real families and most of the time aren’t depicted as such. I then merged the two together on a wall in the lower east side of New York City. The phrase “to kill a mockingbird” is a metaphor for the destruction of innocence, and in the USA by law we are all innocent until proven guilty... unless your melanin is darker than others, morally and legally destroying the whole concept of innocence and justice.

TYPE

Gotham Bold