Gun violence is about more than guns.
"Reflections of Ourselves" is an artistic expression aimed at helping to make the statistics of gun violence more real.
Silver-gray silhouettes represent each victim, approximately scaled to his or her age. Presented on 3-foot by 6-foot panels, each including the person’s name, age and an abbreviated biography.
These experiential installations are designed to minimize viewer bias, calling attention to the magnitude of each massacre while humanizing the victims. In each of these homegrown shootings, the primary assailant was born and raised in the USA.
Not affiliated with any political, religious or social organization, the project was born out of paralyzing sadness following the Orlando tragedy.
This project endeavors to generate greater connection, awareness and social engagement within our communities, to effect change.
In the end, gun violence within our society is a reflection of ourselves.