KUOW Newsroom Artist Aramis O. Hamer says her work has one message: Black lives matter. Period. Seattle police officers cleared the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone earlier this week, but an indelible reminder of the occupation remains: the colorful Black Lives Matter mural that stretches along Pike Street near Cal Anderson Park. Aramis O. Hamer is one of 17 Seattle artists who collaborated on the mural. Each artist created one of the letters; Hamer painted the “V”.