Artist Jammie Holmes Takes To The Skies for Justice

jammie holmes banners for George

In response to the recent murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police, artist Jammie Holmes initiated a potent public demonstration that extended across 5 cities. On Saturday, May 30 between the hours of 11:30 am and 9pm Eastern time, Airplanes with banners presenting Floyd’s final words flew above Detroit, Miami, Dallas, LA and NY connecting these places across the U.S. in a national protest supporting Minneapolis against police brutality within the African American community.⁠⠀

Jammie Holmes’ Banners for George

Holmes describes the chilling banners as “an act of social conscience and protest meant to bring people together in their shared incense at the inhumane treatment of American citizens. The deployment of Floyd’s last words in parts of its whole across the country underlines a need for unity and the conviction that what happened to George Floyd is happening all over America.⁠”

DETROIT

DETROIT: PLEASE I CAN’T BREATHE
Detroit photo by Hayden Stinebaugh

MIAMI

MIAMI: MY STOMACH HURTS
Miami photo by Andre De Aguilar

Like countless silenced and fearful young black men, I have been the victim of police misconduct on a number of occasions in my life. At some point, they will realize they can’t kill us all.⁠⠀- Jammie Holmes

DALLAS

DALLAS: MY NECK HURTS
Dallas photo by Mark LaBoyteaux

LOS ANGELES

LOS ANGELES: EVERYTHING HURTS
Los Angeles photo by Ricky Fabrizio

NEW YORK

NEW YORK: THEY’RE GOING TO KILL ME
New York photo by Sue Kwon

All images courtesy of the artist Jammie Holmes.

The artist thanks his gallery, Library Street Collective, for their generous support.⁠⠀
⁠Photos by @hayden__scott, Andre De Aguilar, Mark LaBoyteaux, @ItsSlickRick, @suekwon_
Follow Jammie Holmes on Instagram here

Please support the protest against police brutality, injustice and racism and visit the following links to see how you can help:

https://naacp.org/campaigns/we-are-done-dying/
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

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