TALLAHASSEE - A graphic painting depicting George Zimmerman shooting Trayvon Martin was unveiled at the Florida Capitol rotunda Friday.
The Miami-based artist, Huong, joined protesters, referred to as the Dream
Defenders, on their 25th day of camping out at the capital as they urge Florida
Gov. Rick Scott to change the Stand Your Ground law.
The painting, “We Are All Trayvon Martin” shows Zimmerman firing a gun at a
figure wearing a hoodie, but the painting includes a mirror where Martin's face
would be to convey that the shooting could have happened to anyone.
Huong also created a 50 feet long and 8 feet high mural with people who have
fought for freedom and equality worldwide.
There are also a lot of blank spaces, encouraging people to write their
thoughts about Trayvon Martin and social issues.
The artist wants his painting to start a discussion on the kind government
and society people want.
Houng also hopes to display the painting in Washington, D.C.
Go to the link. Watch the short video. Decide for yourself.
Another link: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/10/mural-of-george-zimmerman-shooting-trayvon-martin-unveiled-in-florida-state-capitol/
I suppose that it depends on how you look at it. On the one hand, it appears that Huong (and many others) are attempting to turn Trayvon into some kind of martyr. "Rally 'round Trayvon..." "America is racist"
On the other hand, the painting shows a citizen defending himself from a thug. What could be more American than that? You could step up and look into that mirror and think to yourself that living the Thug Life might get you killed. A matter of perspective, I guess.
I'd call the painting "The Consequences of Living the Thug Life".