Black Lives Matter inscribed on Centre Street

Avani Khorana and J. grabbed these shots — and video — of the downtown Black Lives Matter inscription on Centre Street, which starts at Reade and continues north past Foley Square to Worth, as it was being completed. The mural was painted over three days last week.

City artists Tijay Mohammed, Sophia Dawson and Patrice Payne were each tasked with a word, and worked with a team of painters — including the graffiti artists Tats Cru from Hunts Point — to execute the designs. Borough President Gale Brewer facilitated the event here and in Harlem.

The word ‘black’ is filled with Adinkra symbols from Ghana; the L in ‘lives’ depicts mothers and their children; the word ‘matter’ is partly an acronym, with the Ts representing tradition and triumph and the E standing for evolve. You can read more about the artists here in the Daily News.