Strange Inheritance is a performance of sorts, honoring the queer histories and people in public spaces. Inspired by the acts in labor by Mierle Laderman Ukeles, I traveled the country and the UK on a quest to find local LGBTQ+ public spaces and monuments to clean and wash. Upon closer inspection of some of these monuments and their founding organizations, I found monuments that were in actual need of restoration. With the aid of different local governments, I have been able to restore some of these historic sites.

Below is an ongoing series of articles about the project and a list of the monuments visited so far. Please check back as I will be updating this page with current events and actions.

Monuments Visited
  • Pink Dolphin Statue, Galveston, TX
  • Highbury Fields Plaque, Highbury Fields, London
  • Upstairs Lounge Plaque, New Orleans, LA
  • Transgender Memorial Garden, St. Louis, MO
  • The Indiana AIDS Memorial, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • New Orleans AIDS Memorial, Washington Square Park, New Orleans, LA
  • Stewart Butler’s Activict’s Memorial, New Orleans, LA

Monuments Restored
  • Pink Dolphin Statue, Galveston, TX
  • Upstairs Lounge Plaque, New Orleans, LA

Funded by
  • Research & Development Grant, Platform Fund Antenna
  • SMFA Traveling Fellowship, SMFA at Tufts
  • Research & Archives Grant, LGBT+ Archives Project
  • Office of Human Rights and Equity, New Orleans