One Pulse - Public collection Permanent collection of the University Art Gallery, Central Michigan, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
One Pulse (c) Sabrina Zarco 2017 Mixed media art quilt
Memorial work Latin Night, Pulse nightclub
Permanent collection of the University Art Gallery, Central Michigan, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Hand-painted rainbow, image of the gun used at the site, brown skulls and doves , applique of various altar items and these words in hand embroidery on the work:
“Many of us who are LGBT lose family the minute we begin to openly accept ourselves. No longer accepted, hated and rejected by society we seek refuge in the welcoming supportive safe space of an LGBT night club.
Stonewall, Sanctuary, Heaven, Oasis, and Pulse are safe spaces for LGBT community. These places are where we as LGBT community can be free, and safe to share our lives and quiet the hate and despair with our families of choice.
Here we can learn from one another to fully love and accept ourselves. In these places, we can dance, laugh, cry, and support one another. We can be unafraid to hold hands, build bonds, share dreams and fears. We can collectively celebrate the freedom of self-acceptance.
Latin Night, Pulse nightclub June 12, 2016 Orlando, Florida, USA that safe space was violated. Just as the club was closing a gunman entered and the worst massacre in US history to date began. Using a semi-automatic rifle 49 Latinx LGBT and allies lives were taken. More than 50 were injured. And countless lives impacted. We as a collective family mourn, grieve and hold each other up. We vow to never stop fighting for equality. We take back our safe space.”
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