I created "got justice?" to depict all of the unrest that was going on in
Ferguson, MO, after the shooting of Michael Brown, Jr. I wanted to show
a picture of Michael, a normal African American teen in his element,
listening to music; a picture we've seen numerous times across
America. I also wanted to depict some of the events that have followed
since his death. The parents' faces represent the shock and the pain of
their loss as they march with the public in peaceful solidarity, seeking
justice in the death of their son. The blood trickling down forms into
Michael's hands up, in surrender. I placed "got justice?" on the painting
to ask the question "Is there justice for African American males through
the eyes of the U.S. Justice system from Ferguson and beyond?"
The original oil on canvas is 22" x 28", framed.