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George Zimmerman rendered in Skittles; <BR>Denver artist makes his points (in candy pointillism)

George Zimmerman rendered in Skittles, a Denver artist makes his points (in candy pointillism)

from denverpost.com: The most crucial facts remain in dispute about what happened on February 26, the night George Zimmerman killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. But one detail is clear: Martin had been on a trip to the store to buy Skittles when the incident took place... And they make an appropriate medium for Denver artist Andy Bell’s portrait of George Zimmerman, now hanging in RedLine Gallery downtown. Bell’s piece, “Fear Itself,” transforms Zimmerman’s much-seen mug shot into a 36″ by 48″ artwork. The portrait consists of 12,250 Skittles glued to plywood and covered with varnish. The piece isn’t about condemning Zimmerman, but a way of tapping into the conversations that have sprung up in a country divided by judgment on the case. Some believe Zimmerman killed an innocent kid. Others think he was acting in self-defense. “It’s a symbol of what happens when you let fear rule your life,” he said.

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