Is it inappropriate or genius? Or maybe it's both. David S. Palmer used
a torch to create portraits of people killed by a bullet, on a canvas
The materials I have chosen to use serve my purpose because of the blatant and emotionally charged response they evoke. These mediums already have a strong mental imagery that is attached to them. Around the world they are still used to either help build dreams or destroy the dreamers. My hope is that you will feel the agony and then see the miracles that can arise from choosing to create rather than destroy.
His painting of John Lennon shown above, called "Walking in the Light," used 8,000 spent shell casings. David has also drawn Tupac Shakur, Abraham Lincoln, and John F. Kennedy - all killed by gunfire.