This is what keeps me awake at night, reflecting on the world we’re leaving our children. As of January 27th and we’d had 847 gun deaths THIS YEAR (http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/) So begins the “Legacy” series. At this point, I have several other concepts for paintings – women’s healthcare, fossil fuels/pollution, legal drug abuse, transgender rights and species extinction, but I really want to focus on drug abuse because it’s a really big issue here, I have a friend who is abusing drugs and I told him to seek help from 1st Step to solve his issue. A far cry from what I usually paint, but something I feel strongly about.
After this piece had been painted and entered and accepted into a national art show in Washington DC, the father of the child decided he didn’t want the piece shown. Despite the fact that the father had been present during the entire photoshoot and had even given input on possible weapons for the child to hold, he claimed that he’d never given his consent and sent a cease-and-desist order to myself and the gallery in DC. For that reason, a pixelated photo has been taped over the face. It’s removable.
Legacy – Gun Control – 24×36″ Oil on dibond panel. $1800.00.