Back to School

Before and After, Acrylic/Mixed media on panel, 24" x 24", $1500

Every once in a while, someone asks me why I paint about gay bullying. This kind of conversation usually goes like this: “Why do you paint about gay bullying? I mean, aren’t there plenty of other kids getting bullied? Aren’t you giving special treatment to the gay ones?”

This always reminds me of the first few pages of Tina Fey’s Bossypants, where she comments on people who give away more about themselves than they realize, by the questions they ask, and the way they ask them.

But anyway. As we start the new school year, let’s remember:

That’s about twice as many gay kids being bullied, and that’s way too many.

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