Shaun Slifer


Shaun Slifer & Janay Brun
Macho B

You can see a larger image of the poster here.

In the summer of 2011, Justseeds participated in the Pittsburgh Biennial. For that exhibit we filled a large, high-ceiling room at the Miller Gallery with make-shift billboards dealing with immigration issues. I painted a billboard about Macho B - one of the last free-roaming jaguars in North America (d. March 2, 2009). Posting images of the billboard online quickly put me in touch with Janay Brun, who worked intimately with Macho B and was the whistleblower in the legal battle after his untimely death under suspect circumstances. Jessica McPherson and I did a long interview about the case with Janay last summer (in two parts here and here, and Jessica's radio piece from the interview here), and Janay and I subsequently collaborated on a design for a print to be included in the Justseeds/Culture Stirike portfolio "Migration Now!" Recently, I had a small, full-color digital edition of that image from the portfolio printed (with some additional colors).

Text by Janay Brun, image by Shaun Slifer.

digital print
11.5" x 18"

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