Gayla Lemke     ceramic and mixed media sculpture, intaglio, drawings
Pianissimo - detail/book
2006
The book has the following statement pressed into the surface:
First they went after the homosexuals
but I did not speak out because I was not gay.
Then they went after the illegal immigrants
but I did not speak out because I was not an illegal immigrant.
Then they began to torture prisoners
but I did not speak out because I was not incarcerated.
Then they took away the Fourth Amendment
but I did not speak out because I was afraid my phone line was tapped.
Now they are taking away the First Amendment
and none of us can speak out.
(Adapted from Pastor Martin Niemoller, 1945)
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