Credit: Giovanni Solis

Prayer to Iyami for Allegories of Flight

๐‘ท๐’“๐’‚๐’š๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฐ๐’š๐’‚๐’Ž๐’Š, a piece where Patrisse used her older brother Monteโ€™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 Monteโ€™s used clothing to embellish the structure. The score featured James Baldwin speaking about the American Negro crisis and Cullorsโ€™ reading of theย #YesOnRย ballot measure.

This piece is a love letter to Los Angeles and, most importantly, a loving prayer for her brother Monte. ๐Ÿ“ธ: Timothy Norris //ย @thebroadmuseum