Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Wonder in sorrow

This is what Chu said on Facebook
"My painting featured @ George Floyd’s funeral 
at the Fountain of Praise, Houston TX. June 9, 2020. 
‘True Glory’. 14 ft High X 72 ft wide. 

Acrylics on single piece canvas."

Chu Okoli, an amazing artist I met at the Florence Biennale
in 2015 painted the painting hung at the Fountain of Praise in
Houston, Texas where George Floyd's funeral service was held.

This is the photo Chu sent me of the painting in place. And
you can see how magnificent it is.  I've loved Chu's art from our
first meeting in Florence.  There could not be a sadder
time, or a more moving one.  I'm glad Chu's work
was part of it. He is both a super person, and wonderful
artist.  And I'm sure his beautiful painting lent some
grace and hope to a tragically sad service. 

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