Jadin’s portrait reads: On January 19, 2013, Jadin Bell hanged himself in the playground of an elementary school. He died on February 3, 2013 after being taken off life support. Jadin’s death was widely reported upon, placing national attention on the personal and internet bullying that drove him to suicide. Jadin was 15 years old. This occurred in La Gande, Oregon.
#ArttoEndViolence is a new series of watercolor portraits dedicated to ending violence. The first, and titular piece shows eight notable deaths to the African American, Transgender and Gay Communities.
#ArtToEndViolence was chosen for display at in watercolors for the juried Fine Art competition at the 2015 California State Fair.
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