Today we honor the work Dr. King did in order to help transform the promise of America into a reality for more of its citizens. In my office I have two unique paintings of Dr. King and his wife Coretta. They are unique in that they’re painted on cross-sections of natural wood; the bark of the tree still clings to the sides.
I inherited the paintings from my father-in-law, who obtained them from the Canadian artist Hetty Fredrickson (Hetty’s story itself is interesting as well – you can read a bit more about it from her son, who details her life and artistry: http://walraven.org/hetty/hetty.html).
So today we’d like to join others around the country in remembering and honoring the work of Martin Luther King, Jr.