Compelled To Paint Troy Davis

I am painting this because I believe that I am Troy Davis

Chaz Guest, an accomplished artist whose portrait of Thurgood Marshall currently hangs in the Oval Office, learned about Troy Davis and felt compelled to act.  He took out his brushes and painted Davis as a way to bring awareness to the case and support the clemency campaign.  Here is a beautiful short film (less than two minutes) by documentary film maker David Serota about it.  Read more about the collaboration from Roger Wolfson in the Huffington Post.

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12 thoughts on “Compelled To Paint Troy Davis

  1. Dear Mr Guest,
    That is a wonderful gesture that you've done. You did it for me, because
    I AM TROY ANTHONY DAVIS, too.
    Thank you
    Frances Miller
    California, USA

  2. Dear Mr Guest,
    That is a wonderful gesture that you’ve done. You did it for me, because
    I AM TROY ANTHONY DAVIS, too.
    Thank you
    Frances Miller
    California, USA

  3. THOUGH THE HEAVENS FALL
    for Troy Davis

    Innocent eyes
    The clearest of skies,
    Though clouded by contempt,
    Incite us to see
    The blind tyranny
    Of terror in suspense—
    The scales of justice weighted
    By the jaded sway of lies,
    A life held in the balance
    And a cradled compromise;
    Yet hope kneels at her altar
    ‘Til the day he is set free,
    And empathetic hearts cry out,
    “I am Troy, and Troy is me!”

    Roxanne Ivey
    Poets for Positive Change http://www.linkedin.com/in/roxanneivey

  4. THOUGH THE HEAVENS FALL
    for Troy Davis

    Innocent eyes
    The clearest of skies,
    Though clouded by contempt,
    Incite us to see
    The blind tyranny
    Of terror in suspense—
    The scales of justice weighted
    By the jaded sway of lies,
    A life held in the balance
    And a cradled compromise;
    Yet hope kneels at her altar
    ‘Til the day he is set free,
    And empathetic hearts cry out,
    “I am Troy, and Troy is me!”

    Roxanne Ivey
    Poets for Positive Change http://www.linkedin.com/in/roxanneivey

  5. THOUGH THE HEAVENS FALL
    for Troy Davis

    Innocent eyes
    The clearest of skies,
    Though clouded by contempt,
    Incite us to see
    The blind tyranny
    Of terror in suspense—
    The scales of justice weighted
    By the jaded sway of lies,
    A life held in the balance
    And a cradled compromise;
    Yet hope kneels at her altar
    ‘Til the day he is set free,
    And empathetic hearts cry out,
    “I am Troy, and Troy is me!”

    Roxanne Ivey
    Poets for Positive Change http://www.linkedin.com/in/roxanneivey

  6. THOUGH THE HEAVENS FALL
    for Troy Davis

    Innocent eyes
    The clearest of skies,
    Though clouded by contempt,
    Incite us to see
    The blind tyranny
    Of terror in suspense—
    The scales of justice weighted
    By the jaded sway of lies,
    A life held in the balance
    And a cradled compromise;
    Yet hope kneels at her altar
    ‘Til the day he is set free,
    And empathetic hearts cry out,
    “I am Troy, and Troy is me!”

    Roxanne Ivey
    Poets for Positive Change
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/roxanneivey

  7. this is awful were is Mark MacPhail paiting were are the protests for his life you people and i use that tearm lossly are murderer loving trash and i wish we still lived in the 50's in those times people knew not to glorify a killer but to honor and seek vengance for their inoccent victems. suck and troy davis i hope you burn in the lowest leveal of hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. this is awful were is Mark MacPhail paiting were are the protests for his life you people and i use that tearm lossly are murderer loving trash and i wish we still lived in the 50′s in those times people knew not to glorify a killer but to honor and seek vengance for their inoccent victems. suck and troy davis i hope you burn in the lowest leveal of hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!