I Can’t Breathe, 2020

Monster clay, acrylic doll eyes, red hat, surgical mask

12" x 6.5" x 10.25"

“I can’t breathe” has been used, by supporters of the BLM movement, as an expression of solidarity since the death of Eric Garner in 2014. Since then, numerous black lives have tragically ended on those words, including the recent, George Floyd. Anti-maskers now use this rally cry as what they believe to be freedom of speech, but is truly an expression of white privilege. This sculpture can be viewed as a companion piece to “Boy”.