Thom Courcelle's tribute after the Orlando murders

Thom sent this right after the killings in Orlando, with a very beautiful poem inside. The envelope is multi-faceted, though, and I opened it up to see the inside....Quite amazing.

Here's the flip side of the envelope. There are two artistamps, that look like people who might possibly have been killed (?) I'm not sure who they are but they can represent the innocent lives lost. Thanks, Thom.

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Comment by Thom Courcelle on August 1, 2016 at 2:46am

You're right, though, that the images kind of represent "everyman" figures reflective of any of our neighbors and fellow citizens...they are as normal as the innocent people who lost their lives in Orlando...or San Bernardino, or Sandy Hook, or hundreds of other places around America crippled by gun violence and hatred. 

Comment by Thom Courcelle on August 1, 2016 at 2:41am

Thanks for the blog, Toni...

I created the artistamps from a series of amazing artworks by Gabriel Garcia Roman entitled "Queer Icons." I probably should have done better attributing the artwork on the stamps, but I was so impressed with the works that I immediately wanted to share them in a social conscious way. They have helped me express the important contemporary sentiments: "Black lives matter" and "Queer lives matter" on my mail pieces...

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