I am currently a student at the University of Utah pursuing my lifelong passion for art. I was born and raised in Utah and I love experimenting with mixed media. My artwork is centered around my interests and advocacy for social justice and equality.
I collected newspaper articles for a few months to make this piece. Racism has existed LONG before George Floyd. In this senseless act of police violence, Derek Chauvin kneeled on George Floyd's neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds while Floyd pleaded for his life. The other officers stood around and did nothing. This sparked protests around the world for justice and equality. This piece is not only a tribute to George Floyd, but it's also about what has happened since and what continues to happen- police violence, reform, racism, and black lives that have been brutally taken by police.
©Grace Davis, 2020