six inches high, 2020
The Americas are filled with capitol buildings. cultural and educational institutions asserting a Neoclassical (appropriated) European Imperial aesthetic. Government consideration of enforced adherence to this aesthetic reflects state fear of the diverse cultural population of this land. The fragility, fear and greed of corporate capitalist government empires continues to drive violence against Indigenous people, land, water, against brown and black bodies, and against rights for all living things. Neoclassical monuments and facades in the Americas, built largely by slave labor, on genocide and erasure, remain filled with propellant for violence, they are sites for resistance and protest.