Comprised of 160 smoke-on-paper drawings, Drawn in Smoke commemorates the centenary of The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of March 25, 1911. Records indicate that at least 146 people, most of them young immigrant women and girls, died in the fire. Each drawing is inscribed with the name of one of the victims taken from the list held at the Cornell University archive. This tragedy galvanized American labor practices, effecting major changes in workers’ rights and workplace safety.
2010 / 160 drawings: smoke and ink on paper