Portraits of Americans 

Painting India Clarke, who was senselessly murdered this week in Tampa, has ispired a new movement for the #arttoendviolence series. Mercedes Williamson was the ninth trans woman murdered this year in the USA (May 30,2015). She is painted as the woman on fire, her eyes ablaze over the smoldering coals of her mouth. Sunlight from the blinds parallels streaks of red reminiscent of violence. 
Trans women face an exceptionally high rate of violence within the United States and this must change. Beware what you destroy, lest you destroy the best parts of yourself. 


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