This picture represents my son and I. Its titled "Embrace" because when my son was born all I knew was I was having a baby boy. In a few years I realized he was gay. He had been born gay and I embraced him with my love. I have a daughter and a son whom I love very much. The Orlando situation where forty nine young gay and straight people were killed is why I did this particular piece. June 12 2016 was one of the saddest days of my life. I just couldn't believe what had happened. The thought that the young people that were killed scared me knowing this could happen to my son as well as any other young gay person. I hope in my lifetime that this hatred that makes an individual do something as hideous as this will come to an end.