What has George Zimmerman been doing since he was acquitted of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin? The ex-neighborhood watchman has bizarrely begun expressing himself through painting, and is selling his original artwork on eBay.
Under the account name TheRealGeorgeZ, Zimmerman uploaded a 18 by 24 inch canvas to the online marketplace on December 16. The painting depicts a rippling, blue American flag with the text "God, One Nation, With Liberty And Justice For All."
The piece is accompanied by a message from Zimmerman:
"First hand painted artwork by me, George Zimmerman. Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself. I found a creative, way to express myself, my emotions and the symbols that represent my experiences. My art work allows me to reflect, providing a therapeutic outlet and allows me to remain indoors :-) I hope you enjoy owning this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it. Your friend, George Zimmerman."
My News 13 reports that Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., confirmed the authenticity of the auction. As word continues to spread about the piece, its price has skyrocketed. The painting had reached a bid of nearly $100,000 the last time we checked.
The eBay site also contains a curious Q&A section, where Zimmerman responds to potential buyers on the site.
Q: Just wanted to tell you we all love you and stand behind you. You have so many people on your side I hope you know that!
A: Thank you so much for the words of kindness and support. I do know how many great Americans are still here, I run into at least 3-5 a day that go out of their way to tell me the same. Your Friend, GZ @therealGeorgeZ
The auction is slated to close on Thursday, December 26. Last month Zimmerman was arrested on charges of domestic assault, after his girlfriend accused him of pointing a gun at her during an argument.