“I Can’t Breathe” Jeremy Colbert
The phrase “I can’t Breathe” begins to take on a new meaning in the past year of 2020. After the George Floyd incident, I begin to think of the movement as it grew into protest of not only a person that was murdered but much more. His family and personal home being affected, his neighborhood, the city, the nation, and then the world. In the work, a house form is suspended upside down representing the response to the action and refection upon the world to the lack of humanity. The house is compressed, and in a struggle, seeming helpless. A bronze and steel structure towers over the form that holds the house. It is ornamental type form that looks like a big top circus tent or umbrella covering up the house.