During a song by gospel singer Dray Tate, Houston-based speed artist Ange Hillz worked to recreate an image of Floyd in white paint on a black backdrop.
This is Ange Hillz. He painted this portrait of George Floyd on stage during the home going service today. It took him only about 3 minutes to paint and he said it was very emotional. Hillz plans to gift it to Floyd’s family. https://t.co/nw3voHP3Hp pic.twitter.com/xiDxJolEAw— Mycah Hatfield (@MycahABC13) June 9, 2020
Hillz is known for creating paintings in minutes, sometimes seconds.
He's an Rwanda-born artist who is known for creating paintings for former president George W. Bush, the Houston Astros and many others.
Floyd was 46 years old when he was killed May 25 as a white Minneapolis officer pressed a knee on Floyd's neck as the dying man cried out for his mother.
Floyd's death sparked international protests and drew new attention to police treatment of African Americans in the U.S. Some 6,000 people attended a public memorial service for Floyd in Houston on Monday.
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