Torture: Incandescence of Spirit

36″ x 28″    oil/canvas

This painting wishes to honor the incandescent human spirit of those souls who decide to stand for justice. Persecuted, in mind and body for their belief, that good will overcome evil, their courage speaks to us of the cost. Torture is a form of bestiality. Does our failure to respond to this moral outrage define who we are as a nation – as human beings?Are we, as a society, immune to, or addicted to the thrill and excitement of the power unleashed by violence?