While all this chaos on multiple fronts has been happening too fast for even me to catch up, I am continuing my lone crusade and painting portrait after portrait of every local gun victim I can get a photo of. My first dozen portraits are ready to head out and be displayed in the first public space I can get while I paint the second dozen, and the third, and so on until I am taken seriously in my quest.
Even with only one dozen, I have quite a varied group: not one but TWO toddlers, two veterans, a successful attorney, a tween who wanted to be a pediatrician, a minister and a Sunday school teacher, stay-at-home mom, a city bus driver, a middle school lacrosse player, a baseball fan. The next dozen promise to be even more astonishing.
Here is the first "squadron" for the Million Gun Victims March, led by Marine volunteer Sgt. Tyrone Brown. Painting is what I do. This is the best way I can help try to prevent my country from sinking into another Dark Age. How can this self-taught artist reach anyone else who might want to help me? Let's join the Newtown families and Gabby Giffords and bring our victims to them. They can't carry the burden for gun sanity by themselves. We need all one million victims since John Lennon was shot to come out. Only by proving how gun violence spreads across all diverse backgrounds may the screaming need for federal guidelines finally be realized.
Apparantly, as a late Baby Boomer who has one foot planted in each of two centuries my ability with this century's technology still needs a little more practice. Thanks for your encouragement. I hope this will become a powerful show.