The one-year anniversary of the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown is coming up next month and one artist is looking in a very different direction to honor Brown. The remake of the tragic scene of Brown lying face-down, surrounded by police tape serves as the centerpiece of a work titled “Confronting Truths: Wake Up!“.
In an exclusive interview with KTVI in St. Louis, Brown Senior said the life-sized portrayal of his son’s killing disturbs him, and brings back painful memories.
“…represent[s] white privilege in America and how it negatively affects the black community now and has for generations.”
Brown, who was infamously shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, a year ago by former police officer Darren Wilson, is depicted by the artist as a victim of “white privilege”. He was living with family and was still being supported by his parents, she told Webber. “I think it’s disturbing, disgusting … that picture is still in my head”.
“If it happened to Michael, it could happen to anyone”.
Brown’s father is calling the display “disgusting.”
The exhibit runs through August 10th.
A video of the exhibit can be seen below.