West Virginia artist creates tribute to Marcelo Lucero

I am leaving this post up for Thanksgiving. Even though it is sad, it is art which reflects on our humanity and makes me feel spiritually refreshed. I am also thankful for the life of Marcelo Lucero, and for the compassion and talent that inspired an artist from far away to create this beautiful potrait.-KW

Artist from West Virginia paints tribute to Marcelo Lucero

Holly Hinkle is an artist from West Virginia. Her latest project has been to create one piece of art a day to promote peace.

When Holly Hinkle learned about the story of Marcelo Lucero’s death, it resonated for her. She decided that confronting hate was another aspect of peace. So, she has created a painting of Marcelo Lucero, with figures behind him representing the people who have celebrated his life.

Holly Hinkle’s painting of Marcelo can be found: here.

Her main web-site, where you can purchase some of her artwork is: here.

Biography of artist Holly Hinkle:

Who am I? Just a person on this journey of life who was blessed with some abilities to create and the inner voice that told me too. I was driven to start painting after a series of events in my life got me down…way down. Painting brought me back up and continues to do so with each piece I create.

I am a self-taught artist. I began painting with old art supplies I purchased at a country auction. I create to make myself happy, to keep sane and to share what I paint with others.

I create my art mostly from found objects, wood, sheet music, nails, old brushes…basically anything I can paint on and get an inkling to do so. Which artists do I admire? Picasso and Marc Chagall are my two favorites, but I also have a fondness to Peter Max’s work, which I grew up with.

I like my art to reach out to whomever it is intended to reach and touch them somehow. Many of my pieces have messages either written on them or intended. Lately I have been using my brushes to bring attention to the fact that we need more “Peace ” in this world. I guess if you look back through history , there has never really been peace, but I still dream that it can be a possibility , and I know I am not alone in this dream.

I am creating a piece of a daily for a personal project I have started called ” Peace of Art a Day ” Project . I started this peace project in August ’08

One Response

  1. Thanks for Beautiful Art, Thanks for Humanity and Kindness to Others.

    It is always a measure of Nobility to care for others that are in a weak position like the immigrants, unfortunately despised by many. And treated as fair game.

    I hope you continue the good works for peace and understanding.

    Two Latinos have been brutally killed in New York City in less than a month :

    Jose Sucuzhanay and Marcelo Lucero in Long Island, New York City.

    Add these to the brutal beating and kicking that took the life of Luis Ramirez in Shenandoah Pennsylvania last July.

    These Brutal Murders are repugnant. The special Cruelty, Sadism and Inhumanity. The victims were all hard working, peaceful, honest and nice people.

    I have a blog to denounce Racial Murders and Racial Hatred. And to profile the good things of the Victims and their Poor families :

    Raciality.com

    Vicente Duque

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