Credit: Giovanni Solis

Prayer to Iyami for Allegories of Flight

𝑷𝒓𝒂𝒚𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑰𝒚𝒂𝒎𝒊, a piece where Patrisse used her older brother Monte’s clothes to build a tapestry of wings. Her witnesses gathered around her as she carried the 20-pound wings as a marker of the 20-year fight to keep her brother free from incarceration and abuse.

Patrisse led the procession to an 8-foot wide nest where she carefully arranged more of Monte’s used clothing to embellish the structure. The score featured James Baldwin speaking about the American Negro crisis and Cullors’ reading of the #YesOnR ballot measure.

This piece is a love letter to Los Angeles and, most importantly, a loving prayer for her brother Monte. 📸: Timothy Norris // @thebroadmuseum

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