|Alexander Mora Venancio|
This is a paint sketch that I made yesterday to honor and remember one of the 43 students that was abducted in September. Today is a day of remembrance and there will be protests across Mexico. Artists both Mexican and international have been asked to make a portrait of one of the students. i choose Alexander. While studying the features of this young man, I wiped the tears from my eyes so I could continue to paint. My thoughts were with him, his family and his country. and my own grandsons. I will take this oil on paper sketch somewhere public today to add my prayers and pain to that of my adopted country.
If you are unaware of this tragedy here is a link:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-mexico-student-murders-perspec-1120-jm-20141119-story.html