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Artist Protests Death Penalty

By: Whitney Holmes
By: Whitney Holmes

July 20, 2005

An artist spent all day on the downtown mall, not painting, but protesting the death penalty.

Randall Sinner wrote down all 345 names of people executed in Texas since 1982 on cards and threw each card onto the Texas State Flag. This protest will become part of an exhibit in which he did similar performances in the 38 states that practice the death penalty.

"My pieces are to inform those that walk by the table. I'm not here to try to convince people to think differently. It's more a question of just thinking and feeling," said Sinner.

Most of Sinner's work involves flags. The entire exhibit is at "New Art Across on the Bridge" until Friday, July 22.


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