Akeil Robertson

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Her Justice (Marilyn Mosby), 2021

Watercolor and gouache on paper
Akeil Robertson is a Philadelphia-based artist who discovered his passion for art while incarcerated. He has been engaged in the work of Mural Arts Philadelphia since 2014 and is a strong believer in the positive power of art. Since being released he has been an assistant teaching artist for Mural Arts, working with people involved in the justice system. To see more of Akeil’s work, find him on Instagram: @akeil.r

Artist’s Statement

This portrait was created from a photograph I took in 2021 of Marilyn Mosby on the steps of the Baltimore City Circuit Courthouse, across the street from the Battle Monument, colloquially called Lady Baltimore. I wanted the portrait to communicate that Mosby brings dedication and empathy to the city’s justice system.