If you don’t recognize this name, you may know Sarah. She has been a huge part of the punk/activist community for decades as Mike Kirsch (Fuel, Sawhorse, Pinhead Gunpowder, John Henry West, Torches To Rome, Bread And Circuits, Please Inform The Captain This Is A Hijack, Baader Brains, Mothercountry Motherfuckers).
She not too long ago came out as a proud trans-woman, and almost immediately was diagnosed over summer with Fanconi Anemia — a rare genetic disorder that causes Leukemia & other cancers. Money is badly needed.
Aside from the unconditional emotional and physical support Sarah has received from her devoted extended family, donations to date have been enormously helpful in lightening the financial burden of this kind of illness.
If you’re able and would like to contribute in this way, please check out our Wepay account below. There is no donation too small, every $ helps.
I think this piece was hastily put together. I wasn’t cocky about it but it felt wonderful to be so in tune with my art that I knew I could, more or less, whip out a successful piece quickly. It was relatively small… maybe like 12” x 18”.
The real inspiration for and title of this piece comes from a Torches To Rome song “Young Arsenal”
I believe in a sound. The sound of a threat. And I believe in the course of days- of days you will come to regret… The sound of silence. Such an unsettling sound. And anger boils deep in the underground. We might just take our cue. A young arsenal pointed at you!