A PORTRAIT of Donald Trump by a gay British artist that was created through a collage of offensive quotes by the Republican presidential candidate has gone viral on Twitter.
The artwork is one of a few collages Conor Collins has created in his career. Olympic diver Tom Daley, who was a victim of social media bullying after coming out of the closet, was turned into a collage using all the nasty comments he received.
More recently, the artist created a portrait of Caitlyn Jenner, similarly using all the hurtful comments she received after revealing to the world she was a trans woman.
— Conor Collins (@conartworks) January 26, 2016
Speaking to the Star Observer, Collins said it took him just 24 hours to create the artwork.
He also explained what sparked his interest in creating his latest artwork.
“We all saw him when [he] started and he was ridiculous. He was a rich bully, buying and bullying his way into politics,” he said.
“However, people weren’t booing his hateful comments, but were cheering them. He is giving justification to millions of people to blame their problems on minorities and were fueling religious and racial hatred.
“Free speech does not mean freedom to oppress others.”