Annal 1-8; June 28, 1969, 2018
Eight engraved crystals with red or yellow blooms
5” x 5” each, edition of 2
Front/ Space Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Rudolphe Blume, Houston, TX
This collection of eight engraved glass annals documents the original Stonewall Riot of 1969 through first person narrative statements, each collected from a different news outlet, oral history, or record from the event. A single red or yellow rose bud is placed in each annal when on display, and changed weekly as a living memorial. This work questions the universal need for sanctuary space and visibility, while also acknowledging the complicated and intersectional historical narratives related to the Stonewall riots.