Boiling Point, 2020
Paper (ACLU version of the US Constitution, paste paper, Arches backing paper, chiyogami), thread
“Boiling Point is one of a series of pieces I constructed using pages from the ACLU [American Civil Liberties Union] Pocket Constitution to push people to consider how our legal system, and by extension our criminal justice system, is applied to Black and Brown citizens. The catalyst for this specific piece was the shooting, subsequent protests, and acquittal of a Pittsburgh police officer in the killing of Antwon Rose.” - Karen Krieger
Karen Krieger is a mixed media artist. A Pittsburgh native, after majoring in architecture at Yale University, she studied metals and book arts at Penland School, Haystack Mountain School, and North Country Studios. Krieger’s work responds to the current social and political climate addressing racism/white privilege, white-collar crime and voter awareness.