An artist in Denver has created a piece of artwork describing George Zimmerman, the man who recently shot 17-year-old Martin Trayvon to death.
Andy Bell, 31, created a 3-by-4 foot image of Zimmerman using more than 12, 000 Skittles. . Bell told the Denver Post that he made the piece by the name of "Fear Itself,"after he learned about the shooting.
"I wanted to do all I could to raise awareness about the case," said Bell.
The teen was on the way to his father's home in Sanford, Florida. At the time Martin was buying Skittles and iced tea at a local shop.. Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchman, started keeping track of Martin. An argument emerged and shots were fired, leading to a tragic conclusion.
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Bell's work is on display at the RedLine Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Although he depicted his frightening face in the artwork, Bell shares with the Denver Post that he has compassion for the murderer and that he is not judging the case rashly. At the same time, the gallery's executive director PJ D'Amicowas amazed at the artwork. He praised it as "crazy, terribly beautiful piece and profound beyond measure."
Katherine Sredl, an assistant professor of marketing in the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, stated in an interview with the AP that "they're so brightly colored and almost pure sugar [and] Skittles have always symbolized youth and innocence."