I'm Up, He Sees Me, I'm Down

Dublin Core

Title

I'm Up, He Sees Me, I'm Down

Description

The phrase, “I'm Up, He Sees Me, I'm Down," is utilized in U.S. Army training for the instruction of individual tactical movement, specifically evading enemy fire. The main figure’s alert expression and cartoonish fingers clenched near his face speak to the fear that many people of color associate with police interaction. Rodrick Howard created this painting in response to the shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. by Philadelphia police officers. Howard says, “While I am a law-abiding citizen with no justifiable reason to be afraid of police officers, even I feel an almost instinctive trepidation when dealing with them.”

Creator

Rodrick Howard

Source

Courtesy of the artist, Rodrick Howard

Date

2020

Rights

All rights are held by the artist, Rodrick Howard

Format

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 24x24"

Identifier

L2021.4a

Files

DSC_0414.jpg

Reference

I'm Up, He Sees Me, I'm Down, Rodrick Howard, 2020

Cite As

Rodrick Howard , “I'm Up, He Sees Me, I'm Down,” AMUM Virtual Exhibitions, accessed May 25, 2024, https://amum.omeka.net/items/show/95.