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.
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.
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.