Graphic painting of Zimmerman shooting Martin unveiled at Florida capitol
4:59 PM, Aug 9, 2013
8:06 PM, Aug 9, 2013
TALLAHASSEE - A graphic painting depicting George Zimmerman shooting Trayvon Martin was unveiled at the Florida Capitol rotunda Friday.
The Miami-based artist, Huong, joined protesters, referred to as the Dream Defenders, on their 25th day of camping out at the capital as they urge Florida Gov. Rick Scott to change the Stand Your Ground law.
The painting, "We Are All Trayvon Martin" shows Zimmerman firing a gun at a figure wearing a hoodie, but the painting includes a mirror where Martin's face would be to convey that the shooting could have happened to anyone.
Huong also created a 50 feet long and 8 feet high mural with people who have fought for freedom and equality worldwide.
There are also a lot of blank spaces, encouraging people to write their thoughts about Trayvon Martin and social issues.
The artist wants his painting to start a discussion on the kind government and society people want.
Houng also hopes to display the painting in Washington, D.C.