This series is dedicated to the many Black people that were robbed of their lives at the hands of the police. I use time as a medium to define how long each portrait is colored in. 1 year of life = 1 minute of color. Tamir Rice was 12 when he was murdered, so I colored his portrait for 12 minutes.
For each of these portraits I played with the harsh relationship between time and death. I want the viewer to see how much empty space is left in these lives, stories that will never be told, space that can never be filled. This emptiness represents holes in their families and our community, who will be forever stuck with the question, “who were they becoming?” This series touches on grief and the unknown.
11 x 14" - Ink and graphite on paper
"THROUGH THE PAIN"
GOOGLE (CHELSEA MARKET OFFICE)
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
24 x 11' & 29 x 11'
"SAY THEIR NAMES"
Written by: Caroline Brewer
Illustrated by: Adrian Brandon
FOR(BES) THE CULTURE 50 CHAMPIONS LIST
GEORGE FLOYD 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
THE AUDUBON MAGAZINE
These illustrations were paired with an essay by J. Drew Lanham for the Audubon Magazine. The essay urges us to examine John James Audubon’s legacy and how we must stay critical of those who we put on a pedestal.