My Brown ghosts (2018)

Santos Rodriguez Park  Doctored negative in graphite, laser cut, and digital inversion. 8 x 10 in.

Santos Rodriguez Park
Doctored negative in graphite, laser cut, and digital inversion.
8 x 10 in.

My Brown Ghosts Negative  Watercolor on Yupo paper, laser cut, and digital inversion. 13 x 10 in

My Brown Ghosts Negative
Watercolor on Yupo paper, laser cut, and digital inversion.
13 x 10 in

 

A tracing of an enlarged 4x5 negative is the basis for a project regarding Dallas equity, cultural space, and misremembered/remembered sites.   

The murder of a 12-year old Mexican boy by a white Dallas police officer in 1973 is presented in the graphite drawing as a historical absence (revised in my drawing so as to rename the gates in a rapidly gentrifying Dallas community). 

In the color negative, the same memory is a museological display, rendered with less forensics by my marks.  

Original negatives: