Breonna Taylor should have turned 27 on June 5, 2020. Instead of having a party with her friends and loved ones, her birthday was marked by people demanding justice.
Liz Evey is a remarkable artist living in Asheville, North Carolina and also the daughter of my cousin’s Rick & Sally Evey. Liz wanted to do something to support Breonna’s family, create a gift in remembrance of Breonna’s birthday and was looking for a way of supporting the call for “Justice for Breonna”.
So Liz has created this beautiful portrait of Breonna. The idea is pretty simple. For those willing to contribute $15.00 to “Justice for Breonna”, Breonna’s family 'gofundme' fundraiser, she will then mail you a print of her “Justice for Breonna” portrait. The print size is 5X7 and printed on classic linen card stock. This current print addition will be limited to 250 prints. If demand becomes greater than 250, then we’ll need to figure out if and how to proceed.
I designed these panels and my cousin Julie & my studio-mate Carolyn did the beautiful embroidery for the
‘25 Million Stitches’ Exhibition' -One stitch for each of the world’s 25 million refugees.
These will be sewn together with all the other panels being embroidered by others, then the tapestry will be exhibited at:
The exhibition date has changed to 2021 Our first full installation will be at the Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S Street, Sacramento, CA June 12 -August 22nd, 2021 Opening Reception: Saturday, June 12, 5–7pm
Refugee Day is June 20th
Joe Weber, a set designer from Los Angeles, helped us envision what our full installation would look like, in our inaugural show. Each long flags will be comprised of three to five panels attached lengthwise.