Artist: Andrés Silva Vignoli
Title: Si no me dejas respirar…
Material: Watercolour on Paper
Dimensions: 56cm x 76cm
The murder of George Floyd put the spotlight back on the severe issues of police brutality and racial discrimination in the US. It also created an unprecedented amount of consciousness in the general public and rightfully put these issues back in the front of world politics. The blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a feisty bird that often takes on bigger predators when they feel menaced. In this piece it is a symbol of united resistance against an oppressive state, the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).