By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press
Say her name with flowers on the tongue – that’s what Breonna Taylor’s sister wants during Miami Art Week from people visiting an augmented reality garden created to honor her late sister.
“Breonna’s Garden,” commemorating the 26-year-old medical worker shot dead by police in an apartment raid, recalls the transformative power of art, even amid the lavish celebrity parties surrounding prestigious events Art Basel.
The interactive garden can be seen in person until Sunday at Maurice A. Ferré Park next to the Perez Art Museum, or through an online app. It comes to the Miami Art Festival after having its premiere at the Tribeca Festival.
“Now is a great time to say her name louder,” Taylor’s sister Ju’Niyah Palmer said in a statement.
The garden, teeming with Taylor’s favorite items like flowers and butterflies, was created by artist and curator Lady PheOnix and Palmer, who originally wanted it to be a safe space for family and friends. friends can grieve online.
But as Taylor’s story swept the nation, coming to the forefront of Black Lives Matter and sparking protests against the use of so-called ‘no-move’ policies, the concept was broadened to give the public a place to deal. her grief, the women mentioned.