Acrostic Poem "Floyd"
Chicago Ave and E 38th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Surrounded by flowers and other tributes at George Floyd square, an acrostic poem appears using “Floyd.” The vertical letting of “Floyd” is orange outlined in yellow and the following text emerging from “Floyd” are yellow. Reading top to bottom the poem reads: “From tragedy, Love must prevail, Our Cry..., Your tragedy, Demands, Change.” The word “change” breaks from the acrostic structure and this change is noted by the artist changing the text color to green. This poem was painted on the street directly next to where George Floyd was murdered. A red, velvet rope marks the sacred space where he died.
Photographer: Rachel Weiher
Urban Art Mapping Research Project