“Suicide” ca. 1982 (graphite & charcoal) 36″ x 24″

The broken image reflects the anguish in one’s heart before taking his own life.

It was done in about the time it takes to squeeze the trigger. It’s one of the fastest pieces I’ve ever put together. Two fellow employees of the Buffalo Veteran’s Administration Hospital, both Vietnam vets, killed themselves within a short time of each other. Their deaths inspired this piece.

It is currently in the Collection of the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum.

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