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Hour Lines, 2018
Mixed media on canvas
10” x 8”

Hour Lines is one in an ongoing series of works, dating the years long correspondence between Ana Hernandez and Herman Wallace of the Angola 3. 

 
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Out There, 2018
Handmade paper pulped from hand written letters dating the years long correspondence between the artist and Herman Wallace of the Angola 3, plastic, on screen mesh
32” x 42” x 1.5”

By utilizing the tactile system of braille to spell the words, “out there”, this work is a manifestation of the physical transformation of written letters, dating the years long correspondence between Ana Hernandez and Herman Wallace of the Angola 3.

 
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Does it Take a Literacy Test to Read and Interpret the Implications of An All White Male Jury, 2016
Concrete, latex house paint, paper, styrofoam on wood panel in artists frame
34” x 80” x 5”

 

By featuring four letters in the foreground that spell out the word “jury” in the tactile writing system of braille, Does it Take a Literacy Test to Read and Interpret the Implications of An All White Male Jury is a response to accounts of the government supported administration of literacy tests and the significance of these tests as a method to disenfranchise racial minorities.  In the background, the repetitive layering of the XY male chromosome letters from the XX/XY sex-discrimination system found in humans, paints the piece as a reflection of the sordid history of discrimination in the jury selection process and emphasizes the implications of it’s lingering prevalence.