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Self-Study #4: The One for T by chawne kimber, 2013

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"Claiming stand-your-ground rights, in February 2012 George Zimmerman shot and killed unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. In the immediate aftermath of the killing, the hoodie became the icon for the outrage. I played with self-portrait images to try to somehow comprehend this simple dimension of the case. Is a hoodie just a symbol of a hoodlum, whose only fate should be early death? This quilt is a collage of those self-portraits in a hoodie rendered in applique using a street art style; it is a tribute to young Trayvon who needn't have died that night." easton, Pennsylvania, United States 38" x 57"