Illustration description: A portrait of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, based on the most widely circulated image of her. She wears a striped shirt and her hair in a ponytail, draped over her left shoulder. She leans to the right of the page, smiling in a relaxed and friendly way. The drawing itself is rendered in multiple colours layered to create light and shadow. Black ink lines define the figure and her features.
Regis Korchinski-Paquet is the young woman who, on May 27th of 2020, fell to her death from her apartment window during a police visit. The circumstances surrounding her death are deeply troubling and suspicious, and her death, unfortunately, seems to be part of a pattern of people of colour facing danger and violence at the hands of police.
I am mostly a visual artist, but I like to create "found poetry", specifically daily haiku made from the statuses of my Facebook friends. It was my Mom who started this, and officially passed the responsibility onto me when she became too busy.