The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.
—from Strength to Love, 1963
This is a limited edition fine art print of my third installment to my series HUMAN.
Earlier this year H&M came under fire for an ad depicting a young black boy wearing a hoodie with the phrase “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle”. Monkey was (and sometimes still is) used to describe black people, implying that we are less than human. This took place right before MLK 50 and the idea struck me to combat the issue of this ad with a piece proclaiming the biblical truth, which was foundational to King’s work.
All prints are done on 100% ringspun cotton shirts. The pre-shrunk shirts are a soft cotton, instantly loved by those who wear it. All art is done by Bryan Butler.