Throughout our history we see evidence of what Solzhenitsyn accurately and concisely stated.
We see evidence of tremendous good and horrendous evil. In moments of quiet honesty we may even realize that line cuts through our own hearts as well.
At times, in our minds, we’ve convinced ourselves that other people are less than human. Maybe we believe all people are less than human? When we lose the knowledge that we’re created by God His image (Genesis 1:26–27) we lose a foundational truth to our identity.
Back in 2014 I did a self-portrait exploring the foundational components of my identity and how they contrast with some of the slanderous labels attributed to black people in recent centuries.
I knew this would be a concept I would continue to explore, but I wasn’t quite sure how it would evolve.
The following gallery is a collection of some concepts I’ve explored.
Below you’ll find HUMAN-themed work for purchase: the original portrait, prints and shirts.
Laquan McDonald, Chicago
September 25, 1997–October 20, 2014
By request of some Chicago residents I present a limited run of this shirt in honor of Laquan. 170 shirts will be available to mark his 17 years of life. Each shirt will come with a numbered card which will include biographical nuggets about his life.
30% of the proceeds will be donated to GRIP Outreach For Youth here in Chicago.
Change Is Happening.