I, the Jury: A Study in Gun Control. No 5 in the Komikism Series. Oil on canvas. 60cm x 80cm. For sale.
As a boy of seven or eight years old in elementary school in Vermont, I remember to this day the time a new boy came to our class. He had a funny accent to our ears as he came from a different state. This was amusing for lots of the kids, and I remember that the new boy was quite self conscious. His family lived quite near us. Late one night I heard a few loud bangs. The next morning in school we were told that something bad had happened. A few days later, the boy returned to our class with a patch over one of his eyes. His father had tried to shoot him and had killed his mother and younger brother before turning the gun on himself.