I painted this after watching the video of a police officer shooting a homeless man in Los Angeles. I was thinking about how caution tape warns us to stay away from incidents. What if caution tape said “how?” as in “how did this happen?” “how can I help?” As humans we need to work on coming closer rather than staying away. The newsprint at the top of this image says “I would like to have a better education. I would like to have more focus. I’d like to be more disciplined.” As I was creating the image I was thinking about what’s needed to bring aspiration to reality (and all of the obstacles that can get in the way that are beyond a single individual’s control). This painting, like many paintings, is more of a question than a comment.
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