MESSAGES TO AUTHORITIES (GO AWAY!)
To Ward Off Authorities (Go Away!) is made in response to the ongoing deportations of immigrants in addition to risks that marginalized people, particularly black, brown, and indigenous communities, face with police and ICE confrontations, and situations of them entering people’s homes without warrants. This statement is the Immigrant Legal Resource Center’s Red Card statement and is meant to serve as an assertion of our rights when confronted with police or ICE particularly in our home space. These are rights that all people living in the United States have. I created this work to share and make public the information that we must learn as marginalized people to keep ourselves and our communities safe.
These curtains are hand appliqued satin on habotai silk. Each curtain is 144 inches tall by 88 inches wide.