Mother Emanuel AME Church has been in the National news much lately. At the time of this painting, it had been just two weeks when a young 21-year old man, deranged with hate and evil, was welcomed into this historic, Downtown church by her Parishioners gathered for a Prayer Meeting. After sitting for an hour with them he then stood up and shot to death 9 innocent lives including their beloved Pastor.
This blog post requires more than just posting a painting. There is a long story that goes along with this image that I am unable to go into just yet. I will "finish" this painting up a bit more; it needs a little refining. There is just too much yet to say. I will follow up with another post.