A Haitian artist by the name of Woodly Claymitte decides to immortalize George Floyd by making a sculpture of him. The recent death of George Floyd has sparked a series of protests forwarding the BlackLivesMatter movement and calling for justice to be served for those responsible for the death of George Floyd.
The shocking video released not too long ago shows Floyd in police custody as a certain police officer by the name of Derek Chauvin puts his knee directly on Floyd’s neck while he is faced down on the street.
The cries of Floyd were begging the police officer to get off of him and that he couldn’t breathe. The officer remained in the same position for three minutes after Floyd had clearly become unconscious. The officer remained on Floyd’s neck even when other civilians were begging the officer to get off of him.
Immortalizing George Floyd
Floyd opened the eyes of the world to the existence of police brutality and the unjust system until the masses demanded Derek Chauvin to be fairly treated and not just dismissed from service.
A Haitian artist named Woodly Claymitte decided to immortalize the popular harmless but now dead black man under the weight of the three white police officers that killed him. Woodly Claymitte dit Filipo, a professor of Sculpture over at the National School of Arts or ENARTS also demanded justice for the death of George Floyd.
Woodly Claymite decided to take a different approach and believed that Floyd should be immortalized through art which prompted him to create a sculpture of George Floyd. The sculpture is a reminder that a great man once lived but died under police brutality