May Their Memories Be A Blessing | Bringing Back Bowery

Creator

Robert Blodgett

Title

May Their Memories Be A Blessing | Bringing Back Bowery

Coverage

2 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003

Description

On a foundation of light blue and pink paint, layers upon layers of vivid colors emerge. Black, blue, yellow, and pink crosses layer over red and green circles and dark yellow Xs to build a bold foundation for the focal point of the image to stand out. 13 bold white crosses are the top layer of the piece, each reading the name of a Black person murdered by the police and their age at their death.

The crosses read, from left to right, as follows:
George Floyd, 46
Breonna Taylor, 26
Eric Garner, 43
Trayvon Martin, 17
Riah Milton, 25
Michael Brown, 28 (correct age is 18)
Sandra Bland, 28
Elijah McClain, 23
Tamir Rice, 12
Philando Castile, 32
Freddie Gray, 25
Oscar Grant III, 22
Emmett Till, 14

In the upper leftmost corner of the work, in pink lettering almost indiscernible against the layers of paint that make up the background, the fully capitalized text reads: "May their memories be a blessing."

Source

Posted by @Bringing_Back_Bowery on Instagram. Caption: "Mural by @liza_and_the_clouds at @2coopersquare."

Rights

Artist: Robert Blodgett
Image: @Bringing_Back_Bowery on Instagram

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

F.S.

Original Format

Painting on plywood

Files

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Collection

Citation

Robert Blodgett, “May Their Memories Be A Blessing | Bringing Back Bowery,” George Floyd & Anti-Racist Street Art , accessed January 24, 2021, https://georgefloydstreetart.omeka.net/items/show/1634.

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