(Dover, Ohio) – “There are literally tears in the paint…” Local artists collaborate to memorialize a story that ended too soon while supporting a foundation born from a mother’s loss.
On November 12th, 2005, Anita Davis lost her son, Zachary, to the hands of addiction. The drug may have taken his life, but thanks to his mother, Zachary continues to make a difference. Anita founded the Zachary Davis Foundation in an effort to initiate change, motivate prevention and education and share his story. “Before he died, he told me that if he could tell kids and prevent one person from ever using, he would,” said Anita.
And now, Zachary’s story is being told in a whole new way thanks to two local artists who have never before collaborated. Artists Tina Lawver and Kathi Tustin met on a whim. That fateful meeting led to the creation of a unique and powerful piece titled ‘Call’ that representing a battle between darkness and light. And, remarkably, they call on Zachary to join them in a truly meaningful and inspiring collaboration.
Tina and Kathi explained a passage from the Bible, one that was Zachary’s favorite, lead them.
‘The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the LORD: “O LORD, save me!” The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion… Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.’
Newsymom Founder, Michaela Madison, had the pleasure to interview these amazing women. Zachary’s touch on this piece will blow you away.
The artwork will be auctioned off during a special event held at Breitenbach Winery on Friday, November 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the barrel barn.