"My Son" - Acrylic On Canvas

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"My Son" - Acrylic On Canvas

500.00

Acrylic Painting by Drew McManus, 12x18 Stretched Canvas

This Painting was inspired by the senseless shooting of Trayvon Martin. And the man that was aquited of a murder he clearly committed. There was so much intensity and injustice that surrounded this event, so much inherent and systematic racism exposed and shrugged off.

I kept returning to the thought of how I would feel if that happened to my child. And that I had to watch a man who racially profiled, pursued, confronted, and killed my son... go free. This to me is how we grow through the social tribulations we see. Ultimate empathy. I try to make myself feel what they would feel. How angry and sad would I be. I know there is no way that I could ever fully feel or comprehend such a thing. But I tried to channel that frustration and confusion into this piece.

I am donating half of the proceeds of this painting to the Trayvon Martin Foundation/Circle of Mothers. They provide support and assistance to Mother's of victims of senseless gun violence, like the murder of Trayvon.

http://trayvonmartinfoundation.org/circleofmothers/

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