Mass Shooting 2016
The Mass Shooting series speaks for those who have been silenced by gun violence. Each life lost, and the irreparable change that follows, is remembered city by city. So many cities, so many lives, so many communities altered forever. Perkins places her woven paper grid on paper, paints the grid and pulls away the grid leaving an impression of a building-like form. The transformation process begins when she tears her drawings into paper strips. A paper strip for each victim is thoughtfully placed in a window as a visual record for those torn from us too soon and will hopefully serve as a rally cry for change. The empty windows of the final piece in the series express hope, This is the Moment, This is the Time.