Jess Kaufman2020-07-08T18:55:20-04:00

Jess Kaufman
Urn Series , 2020
Found vessels, Wood shelf, 3d printed label, fabric, sand

More often than not, transgender people are addressed by the name in which they were given at birth rather than the name they choose to go by, this practice is referred to as deadnaming. This happens a lot after the deaths of transgender people, with the deadname printed on their final resting place. This series of vessels contains colored sand in the palette of the transgender pride flag to represent the deceased individual, each label for the vessels read deadname, showing the commonality of this disrespectful practice.

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