Mazie, Age 14

  • Mixed media
  • Collage, stitch and paint on fabric
  • 210(w) 210(h) 1(d) mm

I was horrified by the 2020 news story of Breonna Taylor and explored it in my news art project. I explored the destructive nature of this incident with collaged newspaper text, printed imagery and free machine embroidery. These processes began to disintegrate the papers within the collage, and I exaggerated this further by removing elements of the picture. I disguised elements of the imagery with paint and highlighted her uniform which, ironically, had visual links to the police force despite her medical connections.