Safe and Sound
Black Girl Absolute (Jasmine Green)
Safe and Sound, 2020
Acrylic paint, 22K gold leaf, gold metallic finish
“This piece is both about honoring the lives of those who have been lost due to systemic antiblack racism and about creating new and just futures for the Black community. I created this work in memory of Breonna Taylor and Aiyana Stanley-Jones, who were both slain in their homes. Here, I envision a world where being home is synonymous with being safe and sound for Black families.” - Black Girl Absolute
Black Girl Absolute (Jasmine Green) is a Black visual artist and poet born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jasmine practices artivism, which is the use of artistic expression to bolster social and political movements. Through the modes of painting, poetry, and prose, Jasmine strives to create artwork that tells the story of Black women and girls in bold and creative ways. She has participated in the 2018, 2019, and 2020 1Hood Artivist Academy cohorts, the 2019 Activation Residency, will attend the 2021 Spectacular Black Girl Art Show in Chicago, and has been featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and on WTAE’s “Project CommUNITY”.