Tuesday, December 27, 2016
December 12th marked six months since the horrific shooting that took 49 lives and ruined counties others at Pulse Nightclub. Pulse owner Barbara Poma opened the chain link fence surrounding the club to the first time, at 2am for family of victims and then later that evening for the general public to mourn. The angels gathered, holding candles at Pulse along the Orange Avenue length of fence. Purple neon glowed above the entrance to Pulse. Media and passers by shot photos.
One reporter from Channel 13 News, John Davis, was curious about my digital sketch and he interviewed me the next day as I hung 18 sketches at City Arts Factory that document Orlando's attempts to heal since the mass shooting. The city will never be the same.
At the entrance there was prayer and then song. One song was Wind Beneath My Wings, which seemed perfect for the angels in attendance.