Watercolor painting of Amir Locke in deep greens, deep golds, and browns.
Original art by pea?tea

Amir Locke

This piece was created on Procreate and released to Instagram for its initial publication.

Amir Locke was only 22 years old when officers executing a no knock arrest warrant opened fire. Amir was asleep on the couch when officers burst into the room. He was shot and killed for the crimes of having no record and existing while black on his friend’s couch. This story is still unfolding. Amir’s life mattered. The hole this violence tears into his family matters. The outrage for accountability and actual justice matters.

More information about Amir can be found here.

Handwritten, cursive signature says "pea flower tea" in lowercase letters. The flower is a small sketch of a bloom, instead of the word for "flower".

About the author

Pea is an artist focused on building an art therapy platform through transformative art and positive erotica to help victims of sexual violence reclaim their power. She lives on a small island and hides from loud noises.