Based on the poem "Shake the Dust", this painting shows how you must leave behind all of the negativity in your life. I painted this in memory of two of my friends I have lost to suicide: Spencer Tate and Luke Logan. Spencer was severely bullied into depression and later into committing suicide. Shake the dust is meant to remind everyone to not let those harmful words hurt you, to leave them behind, because that's not you. You're strong and can do anything with your life.