Joshua is one of the lost boys. He was murdered in 2010 for being gay. Later, his killer moved his body and burned it to cover what he had done. Violence is still an enduring part of American society, especially for members of the LGBT and Black communities. #ArtToEndViolence combats the hatred of racism and homophobia by highlighting those we have lost through interpretations of individuality and beauty.
#ArtToEndViolence is a series of paintings, watercolor and mixed media, dedicated to highlighting the violence experienced by Trans, Gay, and Black citizens within the United States. #Blake, available through Orange County Creatives Gallery in Laguna Beach, is acrylic and sharpie on glass. The titular piece to the series recently won an Award of Excellence in Fine Art at The California State Fair. Pieces from the collection have appeared and are available in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Laguna Beach and Sacramento.