Procession IX, Federal Bureau of Investigation, San Francisco
The latest installment in Jazmin Quill’s PROCESSION series sheds a spotlight on the plight of those affected by human trafficking. At the heart of the work are things discarded; the collection is made of sand, charcoal, and torn fragments of brown paper. A never-ending procession of figures emerge, disconnected, and become groups of people bound by circumstance. We see what is left of lives lived, those who now find themselves in the unfamiliar bearings of the present. PROCESSION became a global human rights project with its first permanent installation at Stanford University. The series reaches to Columbia’s Human Rights Institute, the Human Rights Defenders Hub in York England, the UNESCO Chair for Peace and Conflict Studies at Universität Innsbruck, Human Rights Watch in San Francisco, and now connects the FBI's Initiative to end human trafficking. Where one canvas ends, another begins. This triptych honors those working tirelessly in the SF Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, the San Francisco Collaborative against Human Trafficking, Love Never Fails, and the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking.