I'm thrilled to announce the mural is finally complete. It's a bit difficult to describe how excited and proud I am to share this painting with Davidson and all of those who have been a part of this experience. I would like to give many thanks to everyone who sent words of encouragement during the project as well as to all of my supporters at Davidson in the form of the many faculty and staff who made my visit a memorable and truly amazing experience.
Though I am thrilled for what this image represents where Davidson came from and signifies where we are going. It is hard not to have a heavy heart in light of the current events surrounding the national story of Trayvon Martin. If anything it only solidifies that as a country we have so far to go. I heard the news of the verdict along with the rest of country late Saturday night while I was spending time with my oldest brother Neal. The tragedy of Trayvon's story made me realize he's not just one child but he represents every brother, son, nephew, cousin, friend etc in America. I remember my own brothers playing in our neighborhood going from one of their friends homes to the next. I hope that his story will make us all reevaluate the stereotypes and treatment of others. My prayers are with the Martin family and for the future of this country.
I was fortunate enough to meet a number of journalists who wrote articles on the mural and project. See links below
Charlotte Observer Article by Bill Kiser
Citizen Lake Norman Article by Lee Sullivan