The artist says of this work...
'The title references the 8 minute and 46-second video of George Floyd being choked to death. The video went viral and ignited worldwide protests. The enormous outpouring of rage is evidence that George Floyd's death is part of the much broader problem of systemic racism. The exaggerated heel on the boot is meant to draw attention to the magnitude of the problem - that people of color have been crushed beneath the heel of racial injustice for centuries. The Minneapolis police badge and the Police car door sign emphasize the role of police brutality. The stereotype shoeshine box doubles as a jail, where people of color are incarcerated disproportionately to their numbers in America. And the American flag, with its new black border & stripe representing all Americans, is hopefully the future.