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.


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