One of the things I love about Street Art is the social commentary the artist expresses with the visual image. I have been skeptical about making statements as I tend to fly under the radar and keep my opinions to myself.
I am however, outraged by the massacres that are plaguing our country. I was living about 15 minutes from Sandy Hook on December 14th, 2012 when 20 elementary school children, (8 boys, 12 girls), and 6 female adults were all gunned down with a .223-caliber Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle. 154 shots in total were fired from the rifle, most victims had multiple wounds. The shooter had 4 guns in his possession throughout the massacre, two of which he was too young to legally possess.
I hope to commemorate the lives of the victims with this painting. Each light represents the spirit of one of the victims, floating into whatever lies beyond, leaving behind only reflection, a memory for those who knew them.