Oakland Protest’s “Woman On A Horse” Gets Her Own Mural
Brianna Noble is a black horsewoman and small business owner. She rode horseback through an Oakland demonstration for George Floyd with her fist in the air and a Black Lives Matter sign attached to her saddle.
The image was so striking that the owners of Luka’s Taproom at West Grand Ave. and Broadway reached out to artist Chris Granillo with a mural idea. Granillo invited PanchoPescador and other artists Project Pat, Reon Jarreau, Christian Munoz, and Chicano Eyes to join him on the Oakland mural project.
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On June 4th, the mural was finished; the mural shows Brianna Noble on horseback as the centerpiece and fiery scene of shadowed revolutionaries holding fists, signs, and flags to the air and from the far right of the mural is a portrait of Nipsey Hussle.
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A new mural outside of Luka’s Taproom in Uptown Oakland depicting Brianna Noble, who rode her horse during the May 29 #GeorgeFloyd protest downtown, Nipsey Hussle and demonstrators. It was a collaboration among Chris Granillo, Pancho Pescador, Cristian Munoz and other artists. pic.twitter.com/4gePYk6F18
— Kellie Hwang (@KellieHwang) June 6, 2020
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I am so amazed that this picture has made such an impact worldwide! I appreciate those seeking to show solidarity and follow in my footsteps, but I must emphasize that most horses shouldn’t be taken to a parade, let alone a protest. The safety of both the protesters and the horses cannot be overemphasized, and without intensive training even a “bombproof” horse may startle, especially in a crowd. Dapper and I have worked tirelessly for the past two years schooling and desensitizing in both rural and urban settings in order to foster a relationship that allows us to push the boundaries of my horsemanship and our relationship. Even so we made a very calculated decision to attend the protest hours before it was due to officially begin, and we left prior to its actual start in order to avoid large crowds and minimize the risk of potentially hazardous situations. I appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received and want to encourage people to continue to show their support. Equestrians, please post a picture of you sitting on your mount with your fist raised. Tag your photos with #BlackLivesMatter and #HumbleHorsemanship to show your support #humblehorsemanship #blacklivesmatter