Maiz Protest Signs
I collect chants that I hear at marches and rallies for my work. They’re a way to bring literal voices together for a common goal, and I see protest chanting as a form of ritual. They bring hope to the idea of people power that we collectively hold. In creating decorative protest signs, I fuse art and activism and work to dismantle hierarchies of folk and fine art. I use materials associated with folk art/craft, messages associated with protest art, and exhibit them in spaces intended for "fine art." These mark a chapter in time of our contemporary social justice struggle.