"The world knows him as George Floyd, but we know him as Big Floyd.”
I am proud to share this post from Amanda Quintanilla, one of my design students at Hostos College (CUNY) in the Bronx. Amanda moved back to Houston during the pandemic. She writes, "On June 1st, I received a phone call from a friend/manager of a local muralist named Donkeeboy (@donkeeboy). I was asked if I would like to assist on a mural for George Floyd in the third ward of Houston. George Floyd grew up there. We painted the corner store that sits right across the street from his childhood home. The man who organized this said, "The world knows him as George Floyd, but we know him as Big Floyd.” His friends and family watched as we painted and would share stories in the process... it was an honor to pay my respects to George Floyd during this time in history. A memory at the start of my art career that I’m going to hold on to forever." —Amanda Quintanilla (@aqicebox).
All photos were used with the permission of Amanda Quintanilla.
Since completing the work, Amanda recruited 15 artists to paint inspirational messages in an abandoned building in the 3rd Ward. They completed the project in only 3 days.
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