Black Lives Matter: 2012-2018
Black Lives Matter focuses on gun violence against black men in the USA. After Trayvon Martin was shot in 2012, I painted the gun used to kill him in red and wrote the name of the gun and what it was used for in white and blue.
This was my way to honor Trayvon Martin, hoping to add to the gun violence discussion and to highlight the nightmare of the ongoing killings of black people in the United States of America for over 400 years.
2018 Acrylic, graphite, spray paint and nail polish on wood. 12" x 20" Life-size painting of a gun used to kill Stephon Clark on March 18, 2018.
2012 Acrylic paint and colored pencil on wood 6" x 12" x 2.5" Life-size painting of the gun used to kill Trayvon Martin, 17, Sanford, Florida. Feb 26, 2012 This work is part of an ongoing series I am making about America's gun culture.
2014 This gun was used to kill Michael Brown August 9, 2014. Black Lives Matter.
2014 Acrylic paint and colored pencil on wood 12" x 13.5" x .25" Life size painting of the toy gun 12-year-old Tamir Rice was playing with when shot by police (Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 22 2014). This work is part of an ongoing series I am making about America's gun culture.