Location: Washington, D.C.
Commissioning Agent: Human Rights Campaign
Medium: Flagging tape, wood, hardware
Size: 17.42 x 9.73 x 4.54 feet / 5.31 x 2.97 x 1.38 meters
Commissioned by the the Human Rights Campaign for their Washington, D.C. headquarters, “United we stand” is a visual representation of the Pride Flag in which 49 of the colored lines that make up the overall pattern have been stripped of color. These white lines represent the 49 people whose lives were taken at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016.
This artwork is part of a larger campaign, “Honor them with action”, that calls upon people to encourage actions large and small that make a difference. This can mean stepping up to help end bullying, encouraging your workplace to have a gender neutral restroom, or anything else that people can imagine that will help uproot anti-LGBTQ bias and bigotry. I ask everyone to join me and to “Honor them with action.”