These large encaustic paintings of hand guns are to be a redundant and a powerful reminder that gun violence is only a random step away from any of us.
Each gun is the same but then looking closely, each painting is different.
So much is the same in gun violence and so much is different.
I believe that an artist has a visual voice that can be used to sooth or to jolt the viewer. This work is meant to jolt. I take my visual voice seriously.
Pamela Flynn is a mixed media artist. Her work is founded in social/cultural issues. Flynn holds an MFA from New Jersey City University and is a Professor of Art and Fine Arts Coordinator at Holy Family University, Philadelphia. She is a member of NYC Phoenix Art Collective, and is a member of The Women’s Caucus for Art, Philadelphia Chapter. Her work has been exhibited nationwide and in South Korea. She is a recipient of the 2006 Puffin Foundation Grant for the project Road Shrines: A Peripheral Blur. Her project Considering Harm has traveled to many east coast cities. Pamela Flynn is actively bringing her art to the communities to which her art speaks.