TRIBUTES TO GEORGE FLOYD

 

The painting “A Tribute to George Floyd” is a work of art that honours the memory and legacy of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis in 2020. This painting is likely to be a powerful and emotional piece, conveying the pain, anger, and frustration that many people felt in response to this tragic event. The artwork may depict George Floyd’s face or other imagery that is symbolic of his life and the events surrounding his death. The style is expressive and poignant, reflecting the artist’s feelings about this tragic incident and the ongoing struggle for justice and equality.

 

GEORGE PERRY FLOYD JR.
(Oct 14, 1973 – May 25, 2020)

Acrylic on Canvas – 84 x 40″ 

DADDY CHANGED THE WORLD  “When George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter made the powerful statement about her late father’s impact on the world; I felt compelled to create A Tribute to George Perry Floyd, Jr..  This could be the catalyst to unite the world to seek equality for all mankind. The hardest job is to come, because the enemies of equality are alive and well in America and the World.  So time will tell if George Perry Floyd, Jr. is the straw that breaks the racist back. I only hope that Georges’ daughter’s heartfelt announcement becomes a reality.”  

George Floyd, From ‘I Want to Touch the World’ to ‘I Can’t Breathe’

Mr. Floyd had big plans for life nearly 30 years ago. His death in police custody is powering a movement against police brutality and racial injustice. (NY Times)  Racisms’ not  about black players or brown fans, it’s about all of us.  Racism corrodes society and we are all hurt by it. Racism can only end if we confront the policies and institutional barriers that perpetuate and preserve the inequality—economic and social— that we still see all around us– the break down of racial divisions, intolerance, and discrimination, the failure to act to end systemic racism hurts those who are victimized and denies all of us the opportunity to benefit from the gifts of diversity. 

“I’ve come to the belief that he was chosen,” said Cofield, the teacher. “Only this could have happened to him because of who he was and the amount of love that he had for people, people had for him.   

“Mass protests and mayhem continue against the murder of George Floyd and  police brutality within the African American community–an act of social conscience and protest meant to bring people together in their shared incense at the inhumane treatment of American citizens”

BLACK LIVES MATTER 
George Perry Floyd, Jr –he will never be forgotten–he is the face of the new movement that not only crossed North America, but the whole world– in brutal brilliance he was portrayed as an angel, ghost, a martyr from Syria to Belfast.

A CHANGE IS GONNA COME
Gospel singer Dray Tate sang Sam Cooke’s 1964 hit “A Change Is Gonna Come” as paintings with Floyd’s image were prominently displayed on the pulpit. “A Change Is Gonna Come” is a song by American recording artist Sam Cooke — sung at Floyd’s funeral. Cooke felt compelled to write a song that spoke to his struggle and of those around him, and that pertained to the Civil Rights Movement and African Americans. The song contains the refrain, “It’s been a long time coming, but I know a change is gonna come.”

Floyd was remembered by family members as a man everyone wanted to be around. Philonise Floyd, George’s brother, said he was like “a general” that everyone wanted to follow.

 

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