"Peace in the Streets” is a plea for the end of the rampant violence that is
Martin because the violence that caused Trayvon’s death, became a
national call for action. The Skittles and the Arizona Ice Tea were the only
“weapons” Trayvon had. The majority of murder victims are either shot
or stabbed to death, thus the gun and the knife are a part of the hand
showing the peace sign. The Easter Lily coming out of the gun
symbolizes the flowers generally seen at funerals and it also represents
those who are at rest with God. The olive branch represents peace or a
permanent truce between gangs. On the tip of the lily and the olive
branch are tears, representing the many tears shed over the loss of loved
ones due to violence. The hand is in the colors of the U.S. Flag showing
that violence against persons is a nationwide epidemic. The arm turns
into a street with the yellow dividing line showing examples of things that
lead to violence like the SYG “Stand Your Ground” law that is being used
as an attempt to justify Trayvon’s death and most recently in the brutal
death of another Florida teen Jordan Davis and many others. Bullying
and gangs are also at the heart of violence in the streets. You can't see it
on the web site but the asphalt part of the street contains names of major
cities that have high crime rates, according to the Center for Disease
This is also a fund raiser. You may donate $1 per name of someone who
has died as a result of violence (any type of violence; not just by gun or
knife). Their name will go directly on the painting as a memorial to them.
100% of the donations will be given to the NAACP.
You may order a print now without the names, however after the names
have been added to the original painting you will be able to order a print
that includes the names. The open bullet at the bottom of the painting is
reserved for you to add a name onto your purchased print.
Click the arrow below to be linked to the page to donate $1 per name of
your special someone to be remembered.