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Hand-Me-Down-Hatred

Hand-me-down Hatred

2015
4’x6’
hand cut paper calligraphy

This is a cut paper calligraphy piece about the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France. It is a compilation of poems, songs and prayers about hand-me-down hatred: the idea that hatred is something that is passed down through generations. It's not something that we are born with it's something that is taught. The passage starts out with the French national anthem. The poem that the piece is based around is titled Hand Me Downs and was written by Sarah Kay. When installed, the piece is shown with all the scraps that have been cut away from the words, and the viewers are encouraged to take a piece to remind them to be kind even when it's hard.