By now we have Freddie Gray’s face burned into our memories. His image, along with the thousands that show his native Baltimore in a state of chaos, serves as yet another example of how police violence against civilians of color can impact a city. A neighborhood. A family. An individual.
On Monday, April 27, the day of Gray’s funeral and the beginning of a Baltimore on fire, in a state of emergency, under curfew, we asked activist and artist Kim Sarabia to create a piece about Gray. Using gouache—an opague form of watercolor—and collage, Sarabia shows a somber Gray who is forever tied to the city of Baltimore.
And it goes without saying that there will be more.