digital collage print; 20×20″

“This piece is inspired by Police frequently using deadly force when there is unwarranted cause. In a field of blue a multitude of gun barrels point forward and a bullet escapes from one of them hurtling toward the viewer. The practice of shoot first, ask questions later can protect an officer if they feel threatened, but can quickly end a life. Kill or be killed – there are no easy solutions to this problem.”

ARTIST BIO: Rick Wiley is a Cincinnati area creative.