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His Name Was Ruben Stacy

Mixed media on cardboard


I've been familiar with this image for many years. The lynched man, Ruben Stacy, represents the horrific scabs of American history. Another haunting part of this photo, for me, is the young girl standing next to Mr. Stacy. By deconstructing the image, redrawing her and placing her in the center, the emphasis through color and expression represents the dismay I feel for this little girl to not seem affected by witnessing a lynching.

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