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A tribute to George Floyd and the many Black men before and after him

While a police officer held his knee to George Floyd’s neck in Minneapolis, MN, he said multiple times, I Can’t Breathe, begging for his life. He Can’t Breathe represents the many Black men who have uttered those words and those of us who must stand up for them. The red and blue figures represent our political parties marching towards and on top of Black people. Eventually, at the top of the painting, they are overwhelmed.

36 x 48
acrylic on canvas
Currently on view at Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, NC