Iconoclast

Iconoclast, 2017

“Iconoclast” – digital giclée canvas, 40″w x 60″h (101.6 x 152.4 cm), 2017. Part of the “Afrika” series. One original edition available for public sale; and one available for gallery/museum request. See full image at Saatchi Art.

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A symbolic response to the dismissive slur “Go back to Africa.” The protagonist masked figure (inspired by a mask on display at Virginia Museum of Fine Art) highlights the fact that people did actually return to Africa and formed the nation of Liberia. The result of this is reflected in the tumultuous history of that country.

The mask also symbolizes the American identity placed upon the descendent of Africans, and how any criticism brought forth about their treatment is in turn received as an affront to the predominant cultural totems.

Archival quality 10-ink printer, Breathing Color® Aqueous canvas. Full sized art is unstretched and rolled in a tube for shipping.