David Rios Ferreira

Where the Wilding Things Are, 2018
letterpress polymer plate and collage on paper

One of five in a suite of letterpress prints that investigate the five wrongfully accused Black and Latino youth of the Central Park Jogger case of 1989 in New York City. Upon apprehension by the New York City Police Department confessions were forced out of five young men. The press surrounding the case spawned the use of the term “wilding” to propagate a perceived behavior by teens of color committing random attacks of violence.