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Shown above left: an installation in Miami incorporated hula hoops connected in the shape of a notebook’s coil, eight artworks from the series, and a video.  Shown right: a hopscotch in the shape of a cross reads 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 276 (the number of Chibok kidnapped girls) and a stone since one of the girls was reportedly stoned to death.  The text art on the pink hanging edge (left) reads “mary weeps”.  This references ISIS, the goddess who is often portrayed suckling a baby.  It is believed the tears she wept for her son flooded the Nile regularly.  Many believe the Christian Mary is based on her.  The phrase mary weeps is derived from Pope Francis‘ recent visit to the US.  After meeting with sexual abuse victims, he said “God weeps”.  In addition, there is a chapter in the Koran about a pure and virtuous woman named Mary.  So many believe through Mary we can all find common ground and peace.  Since many still worship ISIS, the politically correct term for the terrorist group is ISIL.    

 Installation above made from hula hoops – inspired by a notebook’s coil.

When the Running Girl Artworks were shown in Miami at the Conception Art Fair in December 2015, the installation included a video about the Boko Haram which was shown above the emergency exit door: