Street artist Justin Nether created this tribute mural of Trayvon Martin in Baltimore, with the Skittles the Florida teenager had gone to the store for superimposed in the lower right-hand corner. It’s one of dozens of pieces of art circulating now amid widespread protests over the case. (Handout photo Justin Nether)
I created “Stand Our Ground” for people – regardless of race or gender, to stand in solidarity against the injustice . . . adding awareness to the Trayvon Martin tragedy, and aiding his family in their pursuit of justice. -Tes One
–Photo of Trayvon Martin, from a good blog post explaining Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law
And in Minneapolis-St. Paul, artist Catherine Johnson wants hoodies, as many as you can send her, for an art tribute still in the works. Martin was wearing a hooded sweatshirt when he was killed, and people angered by the shooting have adopted the garment as a symbol of protest.
Johnson says her “Stand Your Ground for Trayvon Martin” installation will have hundreds of hoodies, “as a means of participation as One – lifting one’s voice.” She says it will be a ‘hall of lament’ for Trayvon. Go here for more on that project, to be held end of April.