Black Lives Matter
Acrylic on 12x16 stretched canvas. 5/8" depth. 2021
****All proceeds will be donated to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation
Made with fluorescent paint!
Black Lives Matter. I want to make space to recognize and honor the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement. BLM’s call to action is one rooted in justice, love, and dignity. I have my eyes on equity and I want my art to mean something, to invoke thought and keep the conversation going. To me, the BML movement represents a call for humanity, not just a condemnation against police brutality, but of all the sectors that systemic racism, white supremacy, oppression, discrimination, collective trauma has seeped into our everyday experiences. The journey is not about being perfect, but about showing up. I see you. I’m here for you. I’m fighting for you. Fighting for change. Fighting for equity. Fighting for our lives.I was about half way finished with this painting when the BLM movement was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Their post on their nomination sums up so beautifully why this movement so deserving of this recognition. “People around the world are waking up: no one is free until Black folks are free. And this call for better isn't one that just lives in our country. This is a global call: for racial justice and an end to economic injustice, environmental racism, and white supremacy.” -@blklivesmatter