Artist's Illustration In Response To Ferguson Offers A Powerful, Sobering Perspective

August 27, 2014 9:15 PM

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Artist's Illustration In Response To Ferguson Offers A Powerful, Sobering Perspective

Artist Mary Engelbreit is best known for her whimsical children's illustrations, but these days she's making headlines for a much more sobering image -- one inspired by the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown.

As a St. Louis, Missouri native, Engelbreit was struck by the unfolding injustice in the nearby city of Ferguson after Brown was shot by police officer Darren Wilson. She took that pain and turned it into art with an illustration titled "In the USA."

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