Miami Artist Huong Unveils Powerful Trayvon Martin Mural
Miami artist and peace activist Huong unveiled her latest work, a mural dedicated to the memory of Trayvon Martin.
Entitled “We Are All Trayvon Martin,” the piece features a man resembling George Zimmerman firing a weapon at a hooded figure; the hooded figure’s face has been replaced with a mirror. To the upper left of the hooded figure is a bust of Martin Luther King Jr’s splattered with blood.
Huong released the mural in solidarity with the Dream Defenders.
“The sorrow from [Trayvon Martin’s death] seemed to endlessly carry on, and African-American parents everywhere hugged their sons just that much tighter,” Huong said in a release.
“We decided not to stay quiet and make sure that we would be the voice Trayvon Martin was not allowed to keep. That is why we created this work, to ensure that everyone knows of the horrors that are still evident in our society and to educate the public on the monstrosity that is racism.”
Huong hopes to take the mural on the road, eventually to Washington D.C.
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