51610 (For Aiyana)
Day 2
September 22nd — 2018

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The artist will carry cinder blocks through the space to build large structures throughout. Each Build day is dedicated to a black woman who lost their life and voice to a senseless act of violence and policing. This Build Day is dedicated to Aiyana Jones.

Journal:

Day 2 Recap

Lifting, caring, building.

How do we carry weight. I lifted 30 cinder blocks on Saturday. A total of 1050 lbs. There were moments when I couldn’t feel my arms. My legs shook from exhaustion. I was in pain. So much pain. The thought of this weight that we carry every day. The pain that it brings into our lives. But we constantly keep moving forward. We constantly keep going. I’ll never give up. My ancestors never had that choice and because of their unwavering dedication to build a better future, I am here. I am able to exist.

With love.


Text by Le’Andra LeSeur

Documentation and Images by Joshua Solas