Stay Seated
Antique Wooden Desk Carved

Stay Seated is a wooden desk sculpture installation that directly references historical events like Brown vs. Board of Education, the “I AM A MAN” protest signs from the Civil Rights Movement and more contemporary, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The American school systems are still highly segregated, and many schools are still underfunded. New or any resources are often scarce and of course most of these schools are filled with people of color. While IDEA brought new opportunities for people with mental disabilities, it also became a dumping ground for African Americans. Black students have been miseducated and neglected in American school systems for decades but instead of tackling those issues, we over identify them with special needs. It has been 66 years since the Brown vs. Board trial and students of color are still treated less than their white counterparts. I AM A STUDENT.