George Zimmerman may have a slew of domestic dispute charges but one charge he should be excited to accept is the bids on his own painting on eBay. In fact, George Zimmerman’s painting is going for thousands on the online auction site.
According to USA Today, the former night watch volunteer, who was found not-guilty of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin earlier this year, made $110,100 in bids on eBay.
The paintings is simple, of an American flag done on canvas with a mixture of light and dark blues with words written on the strips in white letters. The words include “God, One Nation, with Liberty and Justice For All”, from the Pledge of Allegiance.
Under the description on eBay, Zimmerman writes, “Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself. I found a creative, way to experess myself, my emotions and the symbols that represent my experiences.”
The bidding for the painting began on Dec. 16 and as of late Tuesday evening, 108 bids had been made with 27 people vying for the painting. Zimmerman joined eBay Monday under the profile name “therealgeorge”. The painting is up for bid for five days according to eBay.
“My art work allows me to reflect, providing a therapeautic outlet and allows me to remain indoors I hope you enjoy owning this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it,” Zimmerman wrote. He signed it, “Your friend, George Zimmerman.”
If there is any speculation that this may be a hoax, Zimmerman’s brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., said the online action is real and said the painting was in fact done by his brother, according to Florida’s Bay News 9.
If the painting is in fact Zimmerman’s, it is nice to see that he has found a way to keep himself out of trouble and in a creative outlet. Those interested in making their own bids on the work of art still have 3 days left to do so.