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TEARING
TEARING
photography
approximately 14 feet x 14 inches
2019

In the Jewish tradition of Kriah, mourners tear their clothing when grieving. Eleven American, Jewish members of a synagogue in Pittsburgh and two American, black citizens of Jeffersontown, Kentucky were murdered during a period of several days during October, 2018. The killers were motivated by anti-Semitism and racial hatred.

I tore a shirt to grieve each person.

shirt #1 Vickie Lee Jones

shirt #2 Maurice E. Stallard

shirt #3 Bernice Simon

shirt #4 Sylvan Simon

shirt #5 Melvin Wax

shirt #6 Daniel Stein

shirt #7 Irving Younger

shirt #8 Rose Mallinger

shirt #9 Jerry Rabinowitz

shirt #10 Joyce Fienberg

shirt #11 Richard Gottfried

shirt #12 Cecil Ronsenthal

shirt #13 David Rosenthal