This painting was inspired by Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Emma (X) Gonzalez. Gonzalez was attending the high school named after Marjory Stoneman Douglas, a writer and conservationist, where 17 students were killed in a mass shooting. This painting imagines and images Marjory as a role model for Emma, both of whom fought for social & environmental justice. Stoneman Douglas's dedication to the preservation of the Florida Everglades is represented, as is Gonzalez's stand against gun violence. This art also honors the 17 victims of gun violence, as well as their families and the community of Parkland, Florida.
This professionally-photographed image is also available as a giclee print on wrapped canvas, ready-to-hang, and available in smaller sizes.
Original size 30 x 40
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Marjory -> Emma
Who Are Your Spiritual Ancestors? Honoring Marjory and Emma is the name of my Visionary painting. She came to me as two distinct faces, and not until the senseless killing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, did I understand the marks across her forehead, 17 (without me even counting), imprinted along the indelible “line of unavoidable tragedy”. The flash and shock waves of the gunfire seep across the canvas and her/their face(s), with more marks denoting the dozens of other lives impacted. As if from across the generations, a hand offers an all-seeing eye at the level of the throat chakra, indicating the power to speak truth to what is wisely seen. Her heart blazes with flames of courage, as she recalls the Everglades which her tireless work ensured the protection of. And the cycles of life continue on, spiraling in and out.