"The Gift of Hypocrisy"

paper on board
2015
The Gift of Hypocrisy (2015)

“if you can’t prove that in democracy is not hypocrisy then don’t put your hands on me.”
-Malcolm X

Racial profiling has forced our countries racial climate to a boiling point time and again for decades, reaching all corners of the nation. The criminal justice system, by default, turns black people into targets, and as a nation we collectively turn a blind eye. 

The homogeneity of silhouette reflects the importance of black lives in the eyes of our justice system. The symbols fixed within the gear express systematic nature of this issue.