Black Lives Matter Mosaics

Black Lives Matter Mosaics

by Robin Brownfield

Recycled glass tiles

Methods: I draw the portraits onto wooden boards, and use them as guides for creating the portraits with glass tiles.

Inspiration: How can one watch as a man is killed with a knee to his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds and not be outraged? Being stuck at home, I had to do something to commemorate George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, all of whom had been unjustly killed merely for being Black. As I worked on the first portrait, I started to include other victims of racist violence, so that we never forget and are moved to act on their behalf.

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Featured in our December 2020 issue, "Creation During Covid (Part 2)"