I started this with a rough sketch. I think it was about 10-15 years ago. Probably emotional reaction to the constant police presence on Marion Barry’s bumper. When it came time to paint, it represented much deeper issues. I chose to just do it black and white because it is such a very black and white issue. Deciding to use color in the lights was to try and include the fact that the police are supposed to protect and serve all people regardless of color. The mirror is intentionally tilted to the right to imply the fear is rooted in right wing policies. As Mr. Harvey used to say, “Now you know the rest of the story”.