The other day, I went to Union Square Park to specifically see Confront Art‘s SEEINJUSTICE installation before it leaves town at the end of the month. The busts of George Floyd, Rep. John Lewis and Breonna Taylor captures them with power, grace and dignity: With Floyd and Taylor, I personally think it’s the dignity that they should have been afforded in life. Rep. John Lewis comes off with a stately, regal air. As he fucking should by the way!
I didn’t realize it at the time, but Wednesday would have been George Floyd’s 48th birthday. Confront Art invited George Floyd’s brother and a few other folks to come out to the installation to commemorate George’s birthday. I immediately recognized the man. I’ve seen him enough on TV to recognize him. What I will say is that Terrence was gracious enough to take a picture with me.
SEEINGJUSTICE is in town until the end of the month. It’s worth checking out. And as always: Black lives matter. All of them. All of the time.