The Rebirth of Us
I produce a piece that represents a memorial unto the communities and families whose children disappear from their mothers. Mothers are the lifeline of the community and our families. They represent a circle of closeness and protection within our neighborhoods. However, that circle was broken when these Black bodies were taken from their mothers, who birthed them from their womb. The two sunflowers represent the two young girls and the surrounding flowers represent the boys whose lives were taken in this tragedy. May their memories live on.
The Rebirth of Us is my contribution to “Pieces of Atlanta” an art series inspired by “Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children” documentary on HBO.
©2019 Sheila Pree Bright