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    Posted: Aug 15 2013 at 10:18pm

Trayvon Martin muralist Huong vows to continue despite threats, hate mail

‘I have an opportunity to explain firsthand what racism means and what injustice means,’ said the Miami artist, who plans to respond to each piece of hate mail on her website. Huong reveals George Zimmerman lookalike in painting is really her assistant. She unveiled the mural at Florida state capitol and plans to take it on the road.

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By Doyle Murphy / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

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Huong in front of her ‘We are All Trayvon Martin’ mural. She said she was not placing her own views on the mural but rather conveying the ‘voice of America.’

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    Huong in front of her ‘We are All Trayvon Martin’ mural. She said she was not placing her own views on the mural but rather conveying the ‘voice of America.’

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    The Miami artist behind the controversial “We Are All Trayvon Martin” mural says she won’t back down despite threats and volumes of hate mail.

    “This is not new to me,” Huong told the Daily News.

    Huong’s mural shows a George Zimmerman look-alike blasting a hooded Trayvon Martin as Martin Luther King Jr. bleeds in the background. Martin’s face has been replaced by a mirror.

    “The person in the hoodie could be you,” Huong said. “It could be me.”

    Huong’s works also include ‘The American Color Mural.’ She will next display the Trayvon Martin mural in Miami.

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    Huong’s works also include ‘The American Color Mural.’ She will next display the Trayvon Martin mural in Miami.

    Reaction was intense after the unveiling on Friday at the state capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Hate mail and threats poured in. Huong said she’ll respond on Tuesday to each letter through posts on her website, peacemural.org.

    Huong said she has explored themes of racism, social justice and peace for 20 years, drawing on her background as a Vietnam War refugee.

    “I have an opportunity to explain firsthand what racism means and what injustice means,” she said.





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    Update with picture .
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote NARSAddict Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 15 2013 at 10:25pm
    I have no objections to the artwork.  I guess it is good art when it stirs up a strong emotion, whether good or bad.  I guess a bit of controversy doesn't hurt either.  But I know folks can apply the same arguement when an artist can display an artwork using menstrual blood too. 
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote india100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 15 2013 at 10:27pm
    Originally posted by NARSAddict NARSAddict wrote:

    I have no objections to the artwork.  I guess it is good art when it stirs up a strong emotion, whether good or bad.  I guess a bit of controversy doesn't hurt either.  But I know folks can apply the same arguement when an artist can display an artwork using menstrual blood too. 
    I agree . The first time i saw the mural i felt confused and sad . I understand now what the lady is trying to say .
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    She's a Great Artist, the Mural is Poignant...
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    Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lilaca Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug 16 2013 at 12:52am
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    I like the painting. Very moving.
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    I think the mural is beautiful and thought-provoking.
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    Very moving.  I like it.
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    Not sure how this mural could be hard to understand in the first place. It's pretty explicit. I like it. I hope she never backs down.
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