black lives matter

black shirt day


 
666+…in progress – Day LXVII with 11 new leaves in the studio today wearing my black shirt in support of this first Black Shirt Day in BC. “The time is always right to do what is right” – Martin Luther King Jr
 

2020 look back #3


 
2020 look back #3

Perhaps the darkest day amongst too many dark days in 2020 was May 25, the day we witnessed George Floyd murdered by asphyxiation in real time for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. This barbaric criminal act resulted in condemnation and demonstrations across America and around the world and it highlighted many other crimes against the black population by rogue police officers including Breana Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, Eric Garner and so many more.

June 19th
Inspired by the words of President Obama and in support of those marching for Equality, Justice and Freedom in New York and across America today, including here in Vancouver. “Juneteenth is a time to recommit ourselves to the work that remains undone. We remember that even in the darkest hours, there’s cause to hope for tomorrow’s light.” Barack Obama, 2016.

Sadly last week on December 22nd the name of 47 year old Andre Maurice Hill must be added to the list, unarmed and shot by a white police officer in Columbus Ohio.

the message

The Message – New York – 9.7.20
 

water-colour/acrylic painting 36″x28″ – 15.7.20

 

 

palette 15.7.20

it’s been a good day


 
It has been a good day today: Black Lives Matter painted on 5th Avenue outside Trump Tower in New York; 7 to 2 at the US Supreme Court confirming that no one is above the law. Light is definitely breaking through all the darkness.

be moved too


 
After the sublime performance at the Royal Opera House today of the world premier of a new work choreographed by Wayne McGregor to Strauss’ Morgan danced by Francesca Hayward and Cesar Corrales, the company all took a knee in support of Black Lives Matter; a powerful and moving moment. Watch it on YouTube for the next 14 days and be moved too.

no justice no peace


 
No this is not Crimea but Washington DC where peaceful protesters were attacked by police and National Guard with tear gas and rubber bullets at 6:47 on June the 1st.

This section of 16th Street was renamed today “Black Lives Matter Plaza” by Washington mayor Muriel Browser on a day that would have been Breonna Taylor’s 27th Birthday.

Mayor Browser writes, “Breonna Taylor, on your birthday let us stand with determination. Determination to make America the land it ought to be”.

Dedicated to the memories of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

No Justice No Peace