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Title: Dropping the meth pipe
Artist(s): Avery Bullshows
DIVISION: Adult - Statewide
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Artist(s): Avery Bullshows

Description / Inspiration: My art work depicts generational trauma that ALL children face. The painting to the left shows life without meth a father and son connecting in a spiritual and healthy way of life. The picture to the right shows a son growing up without his father, a void that can never be filled acounting for most of the darkest days he will face for years to come. My inspiration came from an article I read about Montana children who are in the foster care system due to drug use. At least 2/3 of the cases are related to drugs, methamphetamine was the number one drug involved in Montanas child foster cases. "Children developed within the chaos of methamphetamine environment often experience stress and trauma that significantly affect their overall safety and health. Including behavioral, emotional and cognitive function." Drop the meth pipe signifying to other you have the ability to enforce a positive change in your fight against meth. I used a canvas, acrylic paint and freestyle drawing. Incorporating my heritage of the Crow style traditional regalia. Along with handprints of my 4 children displaying the action of open hands dropping the meth pipes.

County: Yellowstone

Location: Located at the front entrance of Yellowstone Pawn in Billings, MT. 2011 Grand Ave. View on map

Thank Yous: Yellowstone Pawn Shop