Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013
       
     
Dioxin Disaster Site Inspiration for Installation
       
     
Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013
       
     
Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013
       
     
Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013
       
     
Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013
       
     
Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013
       
     
Booker For Fracking
       
     
Booker For Fracking
       
     
Booker For Fracking stickers
       
     
Booker For Fracking WBGO
       
     
Booker For Fracking WBGO
       
     
Christchurch (Fifty in Arabic)
       
     
Trayvon Martin Luther King Jr. Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s) Urn April 4th, 2018
       
     
Trayvon Martin Luther King Jr. Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s) Urn April 4th, 2018
       
     
Trayvon Martin Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s)
       
     
Trayvon Martin Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s)
       
     
Trayvon Martin Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s)
       
     
Trayvon Martin Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s)
       
     
HENCEFORWARD SHALL BE FREE (Trayvon), July, 2013 (front)
       
     
HENCEFORWARD SHALL BE FREE (Trayvon), July, 2013 (back)
       
     
ALI (installed)
       
     
Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013
       
     
Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013

Black and white photocopies, three versions in Spanish, Portuguese, and English,
each 11" x 8 1/2"

Installation Riverfront Park, Newark, NJ and in front of WBGO, Newark, NJ

Originally the Hess Plant, now The Newark Energy Center, is a 655, megawatt gas fired power plant in Newark, NJ. It was approved in 2011 under former mayor Cory Booker without the residents of Newark knowing about it.

NAES Corporation provides operations and maintenance; Direct Energy handles energy management services. The plant consists of only 23 full-time staff members. Booker had promised hundred’s of jobs (they were only temporary). No emergency plans were required to be submitted for its approval.

Dioxin Disaster Site Inspiration for Installation
       
     
Dioxin Disaster Site Inspiration for Installation

Dioxin Disaster (Agent Orange) historical marker along Riverfront Park, Newark, NJ (inspiration for Laurie M. installation work)

Originally the Hess Plant, now The Newark Energy Center, is a 655, megawatt gas fired power plant in Newark, NJ. It was approved in 2011 under former mayor Cory Booker without the residents of Newark knowing about it.

NAES Corporation provides operations and maintenance; Direct Energy handles energy management services. The plant consists of only 23 full-time staff members. Booker had promised hundred’s of jobs (they were only temporary). No emergency plans were required to be submitted for its approval.

Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013
       
     
Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013

Black and white photocopies, three versions in Spanish, Portuguese, and English,
each 11" x 8 1/2"

Installation Riverfront Park, Newark, NJ and in front of WBGO, Newark, NJ

Originally the Hess Plant, now The Newark Energy Center, is a 655, megawatt gas fired power plant in Newark, NJ. It was approved in 2011 under former mayor Cory Booker without the residents of Newark knowing about it.

NAES Corporation provides operations and maintenance; Direct Energy handles energy management services. The plant consists of only 23 full-time staff members. Booker had promised hundred’s of jobs (they were only temporary). No emergency plans were required to be submitted for its approval.

Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013
       
     
Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013

Black and white photocopies, three versions in Spanish, Portuguese, and English,
each 11" x 8 1/2"

Installation Riverfront Park, Newark, NJ and in front of WBGO, Newark, NJ

Originally the Hess Plant, now The Newark Energy Center, is a 655, megawatt gas fired power plant in Newark, NJ. It was approved in 2011 under former mayor Cory Booker without the residents of Newark knowing about it.

NAES Corporation provides operations and maintenance; Direct Energy handles energy management services. The plant consists of only 23 full-time staff members. Booker had promised hundred’s of jobs (they were only temporary). No emergency plans were required to be submitted for its approval.

Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013
       
     
Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013

Black and white photocopies, three versions in Spanish, Portuguese, and English,
each 11" x 8 1/2"

Installation Riverfront Park, Newark, NJ and in front of WBGO, Newark, NJ

Originally the Hess Plant, now The Newark Energy Center, is a 655, megawatt gas fired power plant in Newark, NJ. It was approved in 2011 under former mayor Cory Booker without the residents of Newark knowing about it.

NAES Corporation provides operations and maintenance; Direct Energy handles energy management services. The plant consists of only 23 full-time staff members. Booker had promised hundred’s of jobs (they were only temporary). No emergency plans were required to be submitted for its approval.

Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013
       
     
Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013

Black and white photocopies, three versions in Spanish, Portuguese, and English,
each 11" x 8 1/2"

Installation Riverfront Park, Newark, NJ and in front of WBGO, Newark, NJ

Originally the Hess Plant, now The Newark Energy Center, is a 655, megawatt gas fired power plant in Newark, NJ. It was approved in 2011 under former mayor Cory Booker without the residents of Newark knowing about it.

NAES Corporation provides operations and maintenance; Direct Energy handles energy management services. The plant consists of only 23 full-time staff members. Booker had promised hundred’s of jobs (they were only temporary). No emergency plans were required to be submitted for its approval.

Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013
       
     
Hess Plant (Newark Energy Center) Newark, September 9, 2013

Black and white photocopies, three versions in Spanish, Portuguese, and English,
each 11" x 8 1/2"

Installation Riverfront Park, Newark, NJ and in front of WBGO, Newark, NJ

Originally the Hess Plant, now The Newark Energy Center, is a 655, megawatt gas fired power plant in Newark, NJ. It was approved in 2011 under former mayor Cory Booker without the residents of Newark knowing about it.

NAES Corporation provides operations and maintenance; Direct Energy handles energy management services. The plant consists of only 23 full-time staff members. Booker had promised hundred’s of jobs (they were only temporary). No emergency plans were required to be submitted for its approval.

Booker For Fracking
       
     
Booker For Fracking

Booker For Fracking stickers (4), 6_4_2012

Booker For Fracking stickers were placed throughout the city of Newark, NJ.

Mayor Booker approved the largest natural gas plant in New Jersey the Hess Natural Gas plant without the citizens of Newark knowing about it. More people die in Newark due to respiratory issues than they do from fatal homicides.

Booker For Fracking
       
     
Booker For Fracking

Booker For Fracking stickers (4), 6_4_2012

Booker For Fracking stickers were placed throughout the city of Newark, NJ.

Mayor Booker approved the largest natural gas plant in New Jersey the Hess Natural Gas plant without the citizens of Newark knowing about it. More people die in Newark due to respiratory issues than they do from homicides.

Booker For Fracking stickers
       
     
Booker For Fracking stickers

Booker For Fracking stickers (4), 6_4_2012

Booker For Fracking stickers were placed throughout the city of Newark, NJ.

Mayor Booker approved the largest natural gas plant in New Jersey the Hess Natural Gas plant without the citizens of Newark knowing about it. More people die in Newark due to respiratory issues than they do from homicides.

Booker For Fracking WBGO
       
     
Booker For Fracking WBGO

Booker For Fracking sticker Installation outside of WBGO on 8_8_2013

Mayor Booker was speaking on the regular call in show on Thursdays just as news came out about the Hess Natural Gas plant he approved without the citizens of Newark knowing about it. Laurie M. installed a Booker For Fracking sticker over a Booker poster and placed in on the light pole directly in front of WBGO before the show. Laurie M. called in as a citizen of Newark to ask her question about how he could approve of the largest natural gas plant in New Jersey in Newark with all of the pollution we already had to live with. Booker avoided directly answering my question about the plant and Laurie M. was given no opportunity to respond to his non response.

Booker For Fracking WBGO
       
     
Booker For Fracking WBGO

Booker For Fracking sticker Installation outside of WBGO on 8_8_2013

Mayor Booker was speaking on the regular call in show on Thursdays just as news came out about the Hess Natural Gas plant he approved without the citizens of Newark knowing about it. Laurie M. installed a Booker For Fracking sticker over a Booker poster and placed in on the light pole directly in front of WBGO before the show. Laurie M. called in as a citizen of Newark to ask her question about how he could approve of the largest natural gas plant in New Jersey in Newark with all of the pollution we already had to live with. Booker avoided directly answering my question about the plant and Laurie M. was given no opportunity to respond to his non response.

Christchurch (Fifty in Arabic)
       
     
Christchurch (Fifty in Arabic)

Gold silk embroidery floss on Muslim white linen burial shroud, 59" x 152", grandmother Sylvia’s metal embroidery hoop, stainless steal tag, wire, 3_22_2019, 6:43p.m.

Trayvon Martin Luther King Jr. Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s) Urn April 4th, 2018
       
     
Trayvon Martin Luther King Jr. Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s) Urn April 4th, 2018

Trayvon Martin Luther King JR. Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s), In Honor of Trayvon Benjamin Martin Born February 5, 1995 Killed February 26, 2012 (aged 17) and Dr. Martin Luther King JR. Born January 15th, 1929, Assassinated April 4th, 1968, Memphis TN.

On the night of February 26, 2012, Laurie M. took her favorite black hoodie and hung it from an old wooden hanger, hanging it from the molding in her Gilded Age parlor room the night Trayvon was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. It has been hanging there ever since collecting dust as a stark reminder of the racial inequalities (lynchings) in America.

Laurie M.’s favorite black hoodie, 22” x 30”, six years of accumulated dust, hoodie Columbia Apparel, ca. 2000’s), from Laurie M.’s personal wardrobe, her grandmother Eleanore’s wooden hanger, re-purposed museum case from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Museum, indigo enamel paint containing true indigo pigment and crushed oxycodone, hand blown glass ornament, blue ribbon, jingle bell, ashes contained in inverted mastaba urn from Laurie M.’s personal journals, one white rose, white orchids and various ephemera from the time of Trayvon Benjamin Martins killing, from various media outlets, written words and ephemera representing Trayvon Benjamin Martin that were ritualistically incinerated on what would have been Trayvon Benjamin Martin’s 23rd birthday on February 5th, 2018.

On the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination Laurie M. had to deinstall her original Case Study at Gallery Aferro. The hoodie went to a fellow artist and the urn went back into Laurie M.'s personal collection after adding into the urn a I Have a Dream button.

Courtesy of the artist

Price upon request
(all proceeds will be donated to an entity (TBD) chosen by the family of Trayvon Benjamin Martin)

Trayvon Martin Luther King Jr. Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s) Urn April 4th, 2018
       
     
Trayvon Martin Luther King Jr. Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s) Urn April 4th, 2018

Trayvon Martin Luther King Jr. Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s), In Honor of Trayvon Benjamin Martin Born February 5, 1995 Killed February 26, 2012 (aged 17) and Martin Luther King JR. Born January 15th, 1929, Assassinated April 4th, 1968, Memphis TN.

On the night of February 26, 2012, Laurie M. took her favorite black hoodie and hung it from an old wooden hanger, hanging it from the molding in her Gilded Age parlor room the night Trayvon was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. It has been hanging there ever since collecting dust as a stark reminder of the racial inequalities (lynchings) in America.

Laurie M.’s favorite black hoodie, 22” x 30”, six years of accumulated dust, hoodie Columbia Apparel, ca. 2000’s), from Laurie M.’s personal wardrobe, her grandmother Eleanore’s wooden hanger, re-purposed museum case from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Museum, indigo enamel paint containing true indigo pigment and crushed oxycodone, hand blown glass ornament, blue ribbon, jingle bell, ashes contained in inverted mastaba urn from Laurie M.’s personal journals, one white rose, white orchids and various ephemera from the time of Trayvon Benjamin Martins killing, from various media outlets, written words and ephemera representing Trayvon Benjamin Martin that were ritualistically incinerated on what would have been Trayvon Benjamin Martin’s 23rd birthday on February 5th, 2018.

On the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King JR.'s assassination Laurie M. had to deinstall her original Case Study at Gallery Aferro. The hoodie went to a fellow artist and the urn went back into Laurie M.'s personal collection after adding into the urn a I Have a Dream button.

Courtesy of the artist

Price upon request
(all proceeds will be donated to an entity (TBD) chosen by the family of Trayvon Benjamin Martin)

Trayvon Martin Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s)
       
     
Trayvon Martin Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s)

Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s), In Honor of Trayvon Benjamin Martin Born February 5, 1995 Killed February 26, 2012 (aged 17)

Case Studies, Gallery Aferro

On the night of February 26, 2012, Laurie M. took her favorite black hoodie and hung it from an old wooden hanger, hanging it from the molding in her Gilded Age parlor room the night Trayvon was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. It has been hanging there ever since collecting dust as a stark reminder of the racial inequalities (lynchings) in America.

Laurie M.’s favorite black hoodie, 22” x 30”, six years of accumulated dust, hoodie Columbia Apparel, ca. 2000’s), from Laurie M.’s personal wardrobe, her grandmother Eleanore’s wooden hanger, re-purposed museum case from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Museum, indigo enamel paint containing true indigo pigment and crushed oxycodone, hand blown glass ornament, blue ribbon, jingle bell, ashes contained in inverted mastaba urn from Laurie M.’s personal journals, one white rose, white orchids and various ephemera from the time of Trayvon Benjamin Martins killing, from various media outlets, written words and ephemera representing Trayvon Benjamin Martin that were ritualistically incinerated on what would have been Trayvon Benjamin Martin’s 23rd birthday on February 5th, 2018.

Courtesy of the artist

Price upon request
(all proceeds will be donated to an entity (TBD) chosen by the family of Trayvon Benjamin Martin)

Trayvon Martin Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s)
       
     
Trayvon Martin Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s)

Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s), In Honor of Trayvon Benjamin Martin Born February 5, 1995 Killed February 26, 2012 (aged 17)

Case Studies, Gallery Aferro

On the night of February 26, 2012, Laurie M. took her favorite black hoodie and hung it from an old wooden hanger, hanging it from the molding in her Gilded Age parlor room the night Trayvon was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. It has been hanging there ever since collecting dust as a stark reminder of the racial inequalities (lynchings) in America.

Laurie M.’s favorite black hoodie, 22” x 30”, six years of accumulated dust, hoodie Columbia Apparel, ca. 2000’s), from Laurie M.’s personal wardrobe, her grandmother Eleanore’s wooden hanger, re-purposed museum case from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Museum, indigo enamel paint containing true indigo pigment and crushed oxycodone, hand blown glass ornament, blue ribbon, jingle bell, ashes contained in inverted mastaba urn from Laurie M.’s personal journals, one white rose, white orchids and various ephemera from the time of Trayvon Benjamin Martins killing, from various media outlets, written words and ephemera representing Trayvon Benjamin Martin that were ritualistically incinerated on what would have been Trayvon Benjamin Martin’s 23rd birthday on February 5th, 2018.

Courtesy of the artist

Price upon request
(all proceeds will be donated to an entity (TBD) chosen by the family of Trayvon Benjamin Martin)

Trayvon Martin Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s)
       
     
Trayvon Martin Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s)

Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s), In Honor of Trayvon Benjamin Martin Born February 5, 1995 Killed February 26, 2012 (aged 17)

Case Studies, Gallery Aferro

On the night of February 26, 2012, Laurie M. took her favorite black hoodie and hung it from an old wooden hanger, hanging it from the molding in her Gilded Age parlor room the night Trayvon was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. It has been hanging there ever since collecting dust as a stark reminder of the racial inequalities (lynchings) in America.

Laurie M.’s favorite black hoodie, 22” x 30”, six years of accumulated dust, hoodie Columbia Apparel, ca. 2000’s), from Laurie M.’s personal wardrobe, her grandmother Eleanore’s wooden hanger, re-purposed museum case from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Museum, indigo enamel paint containing true indigo pigment and crushed oxycodone, hand blown glass ornament, blue ribbon, jingle bell, ashes contained in inverted mastaba urn from Laurie M.’s personal journals, one white rose, white orchids and various ephemera from the time of Trayvon Benjamin Martins killing, from various media outlets, written words and ephemera representing Trayvon Benjamin Martin that were ritualistically incinerated on what would have been Trayvon Benjamin Martin’s 23rd birthday on February 5th, 2018.

Courtesy of the artist

Price upon request
(all proceeds will be donated to an entity (TBD) chosen by the family of Trayvon Benjamin Martin)

Trayvon Martin Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s)
       
     
Trayvon Martin Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s)

Lynching(s) Without the Tree(s), In Honor of Trayvon Benjamin Martin Born February 5, 1995 Killed February 26, 2012 (aged 17)

Case Studies, Gallery Aferro

On the night of February 26, 2012, Laurie M. took her favorite black hoodie and hung it from an old wooden hanger, hanging it from the molding in her Gilded Age parlor room the night Trayvon was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. It has been hanging there ever since collecting dust as a stark reminder of the racial inequalities (lynchings) in America.

Laurie M.’s favorite black hoodie, 22” x 30”, six years of accumulated dust, hoodie Columbia Apparel, ca. 2000’s), from Laurie M.’s personal wardrobe, her grandmother Eleanore’s wooden hanger, re-purposed museum case from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Museum, indigo enamel paint containing true indigo pigment and crushed oxycodone, hand blown glass ornament, blue ribbon, jingle bell, ashes contained in inverted mastaba urn from Laurie M.’s personal journals, one white rose, white orchids and various ephemera from the time of Trayvon Benjamin Martins killing, from various media outlets, written words and ephemera representing Trayvon Benjamin Martin that were ritualistically incinerated on what would have been Trayvon Benjamin Martin’s 23rd birthday on February 5th, 2018.

Courtesy of the artist

Price upon request
(all proceeds will be donated to an entity (TBD) chosen by the family of Trayvon Benjamin Martin)

HENCEFORWARD SHALL BE FREE (Trayvon), July, 2013 (front)
       
     
HENCEFORWARD SHALL BE FREE (Trayvon), July, 2013 (front)

Original postcard, stamp (art) on front with hand written script in walnut ink on verso.

Watercolor paper, postage stamp, 4” x 6”.

Laurie M.’s handwritten script on verso:

Trayvons murder
is testimony that
we are not all
free. Stand your
ground has to go
or the murders
will continue
often not even
making the
news”.

Courtesy of the artist
NFS

HENCEFORWARD SHALL BE FREE (Trayvon), July, 2013 (back)
       
     
HENCEFORWARD SHALL BE FREE (Trayvon), July, 2013 (back)

Original postcard, stamp (art) on front with hand written script in walnut ink on verso.

Watercolor paper, postage stamp, 4” x 6”.

Laurie M.’s handwritten script on verso:

Trayvons murder
is testimony that
we are not all
free. Stand your
ground has to go
or the murders
will continue
often not even
making the
news”.

Courtesy of the artist
NFS

ALI (installed)
       
     
ALI (installed)

White embroidery floss on white fabric Muslim shroud,
59" x 152", 6_17_2016