When we saw Sean Bell’s jersey in UNARMED’s Fallen series with 50 stars on it, it was overwhelming.
The centerpiece of the Leon Gallery exhibit, “50 Bullets,” was designed to add clarity. We wanted to illustrate the violence of the Sean Bell shooting in as succinct and visceral way as possible. The jersey has 50 stars on it, one for each bullet fired, which was already an emotional document. The trajectory lines, indicated with red yarn and coming from ALL ends of the gallery, made for an overwhelming and resonant piece.
In the end, we only used 25 trajectory lines… they were more than enough.