The Sacramento Observer: Black Lives Matter Artist Proud of Capitol Mall Work


Born out of the recent protests that rocked the city and the nation in the wake of George Floyd’s death, a mural along the Capitol Mall was an atonement of sorts for its creator, local artist Demetris Washington.

Washington, 29, who also goes by BAMR (Becoming A Man Righteously), was commissioned by the local non-profit, The Atrium, a Creative Innovation Center For Sustainability, to paint the words Black Lives Matter near the State Capitol. The piece stretches across three blocks and is similar to one in Washington that was sanctioned by Black Mayor Muriel Bowser.

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