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Artist honors Breonna Taylor, George Floyd with chalk art

Posted at 4:26 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 18:41:57-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington artist drew chalk art portraits to honor the lives of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

As you walk down the street of a neighborhood in Lexington, you'll see 'Justice for George Floyd', along with a portrait of his face.

"Drawing the outline of the head, and then the ear, and then the face shape. And obviously, getting the neck in," Jada Commodor said.

Under the portrait of Floyd, is 'Justice for Breonna Taylor', along with a portrait of her face.

"I only used 2 colors for the face, the black and then the gray. And so for the darker gray areas, I had to blend the black and the gray to get the perfect shade," Commodor said.

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The artist says she uses art as a way to express herself and felt compelled to do her part in the fight for justice.

"It's apart of a movement, the Black Lives Matter movement. We're fighting for our people, fighting for our lives, and also speaking for those that have lost their lives at the hands of people that are supposed to serve and protect," Commodor said.

With a hope to expand her chalk art to other places around Lexington, to continue to bring awareness to the movement.

"If they aren't aware of it, I hope they go and look it up and help sign petitions, help get out there, speak on it, Just do anything really to bring awareness to help bring justice to their families," Commodor said.

The drawings are a small contribution to a powerful movement.