I have not been doing too much painting as of late but I do have some new paintings up on facebook. Website is currently down as I didn't have enough to put on there, so its back to a wix link now.
The link to my facebook page is [link]
Children's Victim Services Donation
To see painting please go to this link. [link]
It is also in my deviant gallery,
Painting Title: Silence
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrapped Thick Frame
This painting I am currently selling for $5000, pricey? Yes, however, $4500 of the money is going towards Victim Services, directed to Children Crisis Unit. $500 is just for material costs.
A bit about the painting:
I had watched a show on tv, it revolved around a child that was being physically and sexually abused by her father. I felt the need to create something a bit darker then one would ordinarily imagine child abuse to look like. I looked up many reference photos, and actually used my brothers pose to create the finalized piece.
The Black and Grey color scheme, is to symbolize the background in which an abused child lives. Many dont know they are hurting, scared, pained, most sit at the back quiet and watch the world go by them, while they fade to grey.
The cracks in the skin are a symbol of how broken and torn the child is. Although you can't see such breaking on the outside of the child, this breaking is very much internal, physical and emotional.
Many have asked me why the blood in the eye? Why is he crying blood? Blood is deep, blood is internal (no not eternal), its sometimes seen in abuse cases but often not. Cuts and scars, bruises are often hidden away by clothing. Many people see a child cry, they know something is wrong, but if they could truly show their actual pain, blood would be the best way to describe it, beneath the skin, deep and internal. Dark I know, but many also do not know what it is to be in such an emotional, alone dark state such as this.
The duct tape around the boys face is a symbol of silence. The majority of children abused are quiet kept to self, and often don't tell anyone what the problem is. Biggest reason is, most are threatened into such a silence, as well most are ashamed and feel responsible for what is happening to them. This makes it even harder, to prove the crime of child abuse.
Too dark of a portrait to hang on your wall? It doesn't matter how dark, dreary or gory a painting is. We just all need to come to an understanding as to what happens inside a child, whom feels silenced, ashamed, afraid, and hurt from child abuse. And I do not mind one bit if the painting gets resold, or tucked in a corner, all I worry about, is the kids.
Please pass this to your friends and family. Like and share the painting on facebook, the sooner it sells, the sooner we can change a life. Thank you