Saturday, October 9, 2010

Remembering Matthew Shepard

Matthew Shepard  40x38 oil on canvas

I was in Art School when Matthew Shepard's life was taken so tragically Oct 12, 1998 because he was gay.  I was so distraught over this hate crime that it compelled me to paint this painting -- which says it all if you are familiar with his story.

With all the recent news about the 6 boys who's lives also ended early because of bullying and hate crimes I felt the need to address it here on my blog by posting this painting.....

1 comment:

Erica Johnson said...

Thanks for reminding us that we still have a long way to go, and for remembering Matthew in your wonderful painting.