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Portrait of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson (1990?-2014)oil on wood, 36x48”, tyler d graffamThis is one portrait in the series entitled I Promise I Will Not Forget You, depicting queer people who have died due to hate crimes against them. During the process of this series, another tragedy struck when Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby were murdered in early March. The evidence is pointing to Britney Cosby’s father, killing the couple because they were gay. Please reblog this to spread awareness of the ongoing tragedies that happen far too often to queer people. The rest of the series will be posted soon. Thank you and stay safe. 

Portrait of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson (1990?-2014)
oil on wood, 36x48”, tyler d graffam

This is one portrait in the series entitled I Promise I Will Not Forget You, depicting queer people who have died due to hate crimes against them. During the process of this series, another tragedy struck when Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby were murdered in early March. The evidence is pointing to Britney Cosby’s father, killing the couple because they were gay. 

Please reblog this to spread awareness of the ongoing tragedies that happen far too often to queer people. The rest of the series will be posted soon. Thank you and stay safe. 

transition
oil pastel and oil stick on paper
48x60” 
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transition

oil pastel and oil stick on paper

48x60” 

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critique of self
oil on panel, 6x6” 
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on display at Buoy Gallery in Kittery, ME

critique of self

oil on panel, 6x6” 

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on display at Buoy Gallery in Kittery, ME

welcome mat (self portrait)oil on paper 16x24”tyler d graffam

welcome mat (self portrait)
oil on paper 16x24”
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why arent you over this?charcoal and shellac on paper, 36x48”tyler d graffam

why arent you over this?
charcoal and shellac on paper, 36x48”
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she n.2graphite and shellac on paper, 16x20”tyler d graffam

she n.2
graphite and shellac on paper, 16x20”
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Portrait of Lawrenceoil on wood, 8x10” tyler d graffam 

Portrait of Lawrence
oil on wood, 8x10” 
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the distance between me and you: father

the distance between me and you: mother

graphite and shellac on paper, 6x7” 

Studies for a new series entitled “I Promise I Will Not Forget You”

this portrait series will focus on LGBT people that have been victims of hate crimes, committed suicide or have died of AIDS. I am hoping to raise awareness within and outside the queer community about the tragedies queer people have and continue to face. 

Study for a portrait of Marsha P Johnson (1944-1992)

Study for a portrait of Islan Nettles (1992-2013)

Study for a portrait of Mathew Shepard (1976-1998)

Study for a portrait of Brandon Teena (1972-1993)

Study for a portrait of Tyler Clementi (1991-2010)

all are roughly 9x12” oil on board 

I will hopefully be completing the full scale paintings (3x4ft each) within the next few months, with 75% of all the sales going to queer homeless shelters. If you want more information, have questions or want to contact me please email me at tylerdgraffam@gmail.com 

the ballad of a long distance relationship (with detail)

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charcoal and gesso on paper, 48x60”