(A piece of protest at/memorial wall. All these people depicted and remembered all died while in interactions with the police. Following the killing of George Floyd and the BLM protest movements, my friend and I did this using chalk paints.
Using chalk paints is not a chargeable offence and in my experience much less likely arrestable.)
Evening over the street
tracing faces from my phone screen to the wall discretely.
I chose this hoarding to do something, to hold my pain, growing my compassion and my learning
You don’t want it to be true; gagged, tied, ignored, shot, held down with arms, and hands and knees, I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe
Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Mzee Mohammed, Rashan Charles, Mark Duggan, Sheku Bayoh, Joy Gardener, Sean Rigg, Sarah Reed, Shukri Adbi, julian Cole, Edson De Costa, Jermaine Baker, Ian Tomlinson, Jean Charles De Mendez, Christopher Alder, Cherry Groce, Jimmy Mubenga,
This is a vigil, this is a protest, this is art, this is what happened
What happens now when we hold them in our hearts?
Compassion for the victims, for the families, for the perpetrators, for their families, for those who seek justice and those too numb to speak up.
We Will Remember