Artist creates Zimmerman portrait with 12,000 Skittles

Neighborhood Watch Skittles Portrait

Neighborhood Watch Skittles Portrait

The most crucial facts remain in dispute about what happened on Feb. 26, the night George Zimmerman killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. But one detail is clear: Martin had been on a trip to the store to buy Skittles when the incident took place.

The popular candy has become a symbol of Martin’s innocence (if you believe in it) or his youth (no matter what you think about the facts).

And they make an appropriate medium for Denver artist Andy Bell’s portrait of George Zimmerman, now hanging in RedLine Gallery downtown. Bell’s piece, “Fear Itself,” transforms Zimmerman’s much-seen mug shot into a 36″ by 48″ artwork. The portrait consists of 12,250 Skittles glued to plywood and covered with varnish.

Read more about the artwork here.