Andrew Myers was inspired to create this work when he looked at his five-year-old son one evening. The innocence and purity he saw in the child directly contrasted with the external chaos that terrorizes our world today. In Andrew's words, “Theres so much beauty in our world but theres always constant reminders of uncertainty, evil and fear... I started imagining a new piece of art that would translate purity, pushing evil back.”
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun,” the NRA president, Wayne LaPierre, imfamously declared after the Newtown shooting. We could obviously tear this idiotic argument down swiftly and easily, but that is not why we bring it up. We bring it up to remember that guns are only as powerful as the people who wield them (even accidentally) and the people who protect them. They believe in an ideology based on fear, which will always be weaker than one based on understanding. Which can usually be applied to anything seen as evil.
The reason this piece is titled "Love Wins" is because this a much larger conversation than gun control. We call our children the "lost generation," and yet we can't seem to keep them safe from the things we made. With no solution in sight, this piece is a permanent prayer that future generations will get it right. A prayer that love will triumph over evil.