Zimmerman, the man who was acquitted earlier this year in the high-profile shooting death of Trayvon Martin, is behind the eBay posting under his name, his brother Robert Zimmerman Jr. confirmed to Florida news outlet News 13. The signed painting is a blue filtered image of the American flag superimposed with words from the Pledge of Allegiance. In the eBay post, a statement says the canvas is “first hand painted artwork by me, George Zimmerman.”
“Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself,” reads the statement in the post. It continues:
“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”
The auction ends Dec. 21. It’s the first item, including any artwork, auctioned under the eBay profile @therealGeorgez.