This was a digital painting I made to commemorate the life of John Lewis after he passed away at the end of July this year. A member of the mid-Century U.S. Civil Rights movement, his lifelong commitment to non-violent, but uncompromising justice made this country a better place for the most marginalized in our society. I wanted to show this in my painting with the droplets of blood transforming into rose petals. His later career as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives was that of a fiercely independent and wise statesman.