BOSTON, Mass. — After watching the video of George Floyd dying in police custody, Jorge Morfin wanted to do something but did not want to engage in protests. Instead, he began designing an art project called Black Lives Matter in Color.
“I knew I had to do something,” Morfin, a visual artist said.
There are 110 photos of faces printed in vibrant colors resting against a bright yellow wall. On the opposite side of the building in bold black letters, Black Lives Matter can be seen up against a pink background.
This was a way for people to really just observe, read their names, you don’t have to have a conversation, it’s just you observing the impact of what’s happening," Morfin added.
There are photographs of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Emmett Till, Eric Garner, Mike Brown, and dozens of others.
The project began on October 10th but the mural work began just two weeks ago, and is now complete, and open for the public to see at the corner of Charles Street and Dorchester Avenue.
“It’s not just a memorial but a celebration,” Morfin said.
Morfin said the building’s owner supported the project and donated the space through the end of the year.
In 2021, Morfin and others working on the project plan to bring the mural to other Boston neighborhoods.
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