Acrylic on Canvas – June 2016
I painted this with a pained heart. A heart that ached for all of the violence in this world. My paint cried. It cried for those who no longer had a voice. It ranted for those that are afraid to speak out. It screamed out for my own self who turns to paint to verbalize what I can’t bear to say aloud.
I painted this in response to the Orlando LGBT terrorist massacre.
I painted this in response to the mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers and best friends who daily lose family members to violence.
I painted this in response to the judge who this week decided that rape is a minor crime.
I painted this in response to the victim who will spend the rest of her life trying to forget those horrible moments, but knowing from experience that she never will.
I painted this in response to all of the men and women who daily struggle with PTSD and fear because of violence and abuse.
I painted this for the refugees that survived one horror to enter into another one.
I painted this for those who have died trying to grasp a life that is safe and is free.
I painted this in response to those who think that one person’s life is more valuable than another’s
I painted this with my heart open and my fingers clawing, grasping to make the message heard.
I painted this so that we might remember hope.
I painted this so that we might remember to love
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