MonuMental Manhattan is a series I came across that I had begun over 15 years ago while living in NYC working on my MFA at Pratt Institute. I had been struck by a murder of a young child down the street from me and at the time found it so hard to understand why the world around me did not stop, look and/or feel different... it was like everything just went on... business as usual...
Graphite drawings on mylar
monument n. (L. monere, rewind)
something set up to keep alive the memory
of a person or event
This collection of scenes of violent crimes comes from television news broadcasts, newspapers, as well as my own experiences. For each drawing there was a victim of violence. Hit and run, rape, mugging, murder, hate crimes, child abuse, suicide, etc.
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