Maeror is my rendition of the last photograph taken of Vicky Weaver by a US Marshall’s surveillance agent during the Ruby Ridge massacre. In the photograph Vicky is mourning the loss of her 14-year-old son Sammy, killed by agents. Vicky Weaver would be shot through the head by FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi while standing in a cabin door and holding her and Randy’s baby, Sara. The Ruby Ridge massacre is far removed from collective memory, stripped of historical mention, its victims and perpetrators forgotten and overshadowed by carefully compacted slogans, rhyming chants, and manufactured outrage. I hope it will live on as Maeror, an American Pietà to the memory of Vicky Weaver and symbol to the people of the land.
Vek is a self taught artist, currently based in Florida, whose artwork is influenced by science, history, and culture.
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