Staten Island, NY

30.00"W x 36.00"H x 0.8"D

$2,000 (Shipping Included)

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Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: black lives matter, black, anti-violence, violence, race, staten island

Media: acrylic on hardwood panel

Size: 30"W x 36"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2016

Ready to Hang

From David,

"A couple of days ago (June 3rd, 2016) a young black male was chased to his death in Staten Island . The media has lost interest in covering these stories, but they are important to log and send them into the future.

Help me send this tale or our times into the future. I'n turn, you will be helping the family of Dayshen McKenzien who will receive half of what I make on the painting.

I'm trying to raise the consciousness of art and social issues by contributing directly to the causes I paint about. If you were disgusted by George Zimmerman's ability to sell the gun that killed Trayvon Martin for $250,000, then this is a chance to counteract that bigotry. "

David Aaron Smith is an artist/activist who's work centers on social issues. Rather than exploit the situations he paints about, David wants to give back. For each painting sold, David will donate half of his share to a cause listed in the description of the painting. From David: "I think it's a great way to get people involved in my work, and even piquing an interest in art in general. So many times, art is bought and sold for it's aesthetic value only when the art with the greatest value is that which is used as a tool to tell the story of a culture's moment in history. My work is about OUR moment in history and how it looks from my perspective. I think it will speak to those who see the same America." Watch the documentary, "The Last Mountain," to get an idea of David's roots in activism. Along with his large body of political fine-art, David is also working on a "living sculpture" in Death Valley that you can stay at : #davidaaronsmith #villaanitadv

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