Mixed Media, acrylics, watercolors, Micron Pen on illustration board.
Size: 20″ W x 24″T
I usually don’t work with the figure or use symbolism, but recent events demanded it.
As we all know, we are witness to massive, essential changes in this country involving civil rights. I knew my king needed to be shown with dignity but still be held down by the shackles that society has imposed.
I was inspired by a photo of the Jamaican musician, Gyptian. It was a profile photo, with his hair flying. The pose has a classical feel, reminding me of The Duke of Urbino Federico da Montefeltro.
This painting is not a portrait of Gyptian, but a combination of several different men.