This is a charcoal drawing I completed for an event sponsored by Free the Captives, a Houston organization that works to educate the public and supports legislation to prevent human trafficking. Eyes, in my opinion, are the most revealing piece of a person, and they tell the story of an individual's life. It's tragic that as a "John" seeks out a woman or girl to fulfill the desires of a counterfeit relationship, that he is completely missing the opportunity to connect with another human being in the most profound way by simply making eye contact. This conscious act of ignoring the story of another person is what is most painful to me about human trafficking and was the reason I chose to focus on a teary eye.