This is a limited edition Giclée hummingbird, migration justice print with special deckled edges.
More than a hundred different species and colors of hummingbirds have been migrating from Central America across the Sonoran desert and back for thousands of years. The migratory journey of the hummingbird is an ancient cycle that outlives every border drawn by nation-states. Similar to the hummingbirds, the immigration of Black and Brown people of color is driven by the radical imagination of a future free of borders, incarceration and white-supremacy. As Black and Brown migrants and refugees soar and sail on their ships across the border, their bodies transform into hummingbirds. The friction of their solidarity forms a monumental hummingbird–the migrant justice movement–a living community that breathes, soars and imagines together. Our heart is beating three hundred times a minute.
UNTIL WE ARE ALL FREE is a racial justice initiative rooted in arts and culture. Together, Black, migrant, refugee, undocumented, indigenous, queer, and transgender communities are building solidarity by tapping into the power of art and culture to envision and to build a world defined by dignity and self-determination—for all of us.
Please visit their website to read and sign their declaration of unity!
The original piece was a hand-painted gouache image.