TransAltar Lunicorns

TRANS-ALTAR is a socially engaged art collaboration between Lunicorns and the artist Sol Aramendi. Following the ancient Mexican tradition of Dia de Muertos, which celebrates the life of loved ones that have passed away, Lunicorns and Armendi created a mix media altar installation in our Living Room Gallery to honor the lives of transgender individuals killed in acts of violence and discrimination here in the U.S. and abroad. Lunicorns is a Latinx LGBTQ community that aims to create a safe space for the LGBTQ Latinx community centered in the voices of Trans women in Staten Island under the umbrella of La Colmena Community Job Center. The mix-media installation includes photographs, videos, stories, and records of their deaths.