"I think that we've got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard. And, what is it that America has failed to hear?" - MLK Jr
This series "Language of the Unheard" is painted from photos and from memory of the night I found myself riding my bike around in smack the middle of the unrest in downtown Philadelphia on May 30, 2020, the fires and looting and mayhem following the George Floyd protests.
Messages from the looter crowd were spray painted around downtown Philadelphia the night of the May 30, 2020 George Floyd unrest. This one was the most haunting and pertinent to me - generations of being pushed into a corner, denied the same opportunities and resources; The death of George Floyd being a catalyst for this night of smash and grab payback.