"Breonna's Garden centers Breonna Taylor's purpose, Breonna loved uplifting her community and bringing people together. We created The Garden to honor her life with the intention that it be a peaceful refuge, unencumbered by the weight of the world."
- Creator and Director, Lady Pheønix
“The Garden makes me feel like I get another opportunity to be with Breonna in person. It's like I get my sister back and we’re together again in the same setting.”
- Ju'Niyah Palmer
Art has the power to heal. In partnership with Cincy Nice, we’re honored to invite the city of Cincinnati into the Garden. BLINK attracted over 2 million attendees across the 4-day event.
Awards & Nominations
A YESUNIVERSE PRODUCTION
FEATURING JU‘NIYAH PALMER, TAMIKA PALMER, KENNETH WALKER, LADY PHEØNIX
AR PRODUCTION BY EYEJACK
AR PROGRAMMING LUKASZ KARLUK AND MALO WELLK
VR PROGRAMMING BIG ROCK CREATIVE
VOLUMETRIC CAPTURE COURTESY METASTAGE & MICROSOFT
AUDIO ECCO VR
TECHNICAL ARTIST BRENDA CHEN
COMPOSER JAKE STEELE
CHARACTER ARTIST CANDIE QUACH
RIGGING AND ANIMATION JC LEON
CONTENT MODERATION XR SAFETY INITIATIVE
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY UNITY
ART & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR SUTU
PRODUCED BY LADY PHEØNIX, JU‘NIYAH PALMER, KENNETH WALKER,
TAMIKA PALMER, ALISON LUCKER, AND HEIDI JOHNSON
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JOANNA POPPER AND LADY PHEØNIX
DIRECTOR LADY PHEØNIX
WITH SPECIAL THANKS AND DEEP GRATITUDE TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE FOR THEIR EXTRAORDINARY SUPPORT:
BIG ROCK CREATIVE
THE GARDEN WAS CREATED WITH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF BREONNA’S FAMILY, JU’NIYAH PALMER, TAMIKA PALMER, KENNETH WALKER, ART AND TECHNICAL DIRECTION BY SUTU, VOLUMETRIC CAPTURE BY METASTAGE AND MICROSOFT, PROCESSING COURTESY OF MICROSOFT, AUDIO BY ECCO VR, MUSIC BY JAKE STEELE, CHARACTER ART BY CANDIE QUACH, TECHNICAL ART BY BRENDA CHAN, RIGGING AND ANIMATION BY JC LEON, CONTENT MODERATION BY XR SAFETY INITIATIVE AND KAVYA PEARLMAN, PARTNERS LIKE EMERSON COLLECTIVE, CHYNA MCCRAE AND DALYA PEREZ, JASON WASKEY, JEHAN CHU, SHELIA AND APOLLO RUACHSHADDAI
News 6 Orlando
There are a number of technologies at work in the Garden. The greatest technology deployed in Breonna's Garden isn't what you'd expect. It isn't the volumetric capture, the photogrammetry nor the Garden metaverse, it's LOVE. Love is the greatest tech there is."
Taylor's narrative is largely confined to March 13th the day she was murdered by police in the home she shared with her sister, Juniyah Palmer. As the exhibition travels, Juniyah observes the healing impact the Garden is having her and others.
A story of Love: Memories of Breonna Taylor come to life with Breonna's Garden XR exhibition in Louisville after a nationwide tour that included Art Basel, SXSW and Tribeca Film Festival. Breonna's Garden comes home to bloom in Kentucky.
To “Give Flowers” is to honor and adorn with affirmations of appreciation. Flowers are the personification of love. So, when you say her name do so with reverence and flowers at the tip of your tongue," says lead gardener, Lady Pheønix.
Meet Lady Pheønix, the creator of Breonna's Garden, a revolutionary framework for veneration through Virtual Reality (VR). The project honors the life and memory of Breonna Taylor through virtual communal spaces for healing.
News 4 New York
The legacy of Breonna Taylor lives on in an immersive art exhibition that doesn’t focus on the tragedy of her untimely death, but rather the beauty, joy, and vibrant moments of her life recalled by her loved ones. "Now, right now, is a perfect time to say her name, louder."
Breonna’s Garden has evolved from a healing tool just for her family, into a healing tool for the nation. The Garden is a sanctuary where Breonna's name can be said without negation. It's a place where others can share their own experiences of love and loss without fear of judgment. Visitors are invited to leave messages which can be heard by others; effectively creating a chain of authentic vulnerability that aids families and entire communities in their healing process.
BLOOM WITH US
Now, more than ever, collective healing and reconciliation feel paramount to the evolution of our human (his)story. We'd love to share Breonna's Garden with your community. Contact Alan Smith for exhibition and speaking opportunities [email protected]