Men in Authority: Higher than him, Respect (3) (2013)
Happy Monday to you! Thank you for following these art stories and today we are on the 21st art story! In today’s post, we are still on the Men in authority series, the third version of the entitled “Respect”. As you know, all art posted on this blog are for sale and a portion of the proceeds is going to the Cassondra Lenoir Scholarship Foundation. This is a special scholarship for minority first generation college students. If you know any high school senior who is interested in applying, please click here for more information. If you do not know anyone, you can still help by buying the featured piece today. Check the art making scholars page for more details of how you can make a difference.
This featured piece entitled “Respect 3” was my starting point in establishing the 3rd phase of the Men in authority series. As you can see there was a lot more detail in regards to the shading and overall theme of the piece. I was also in a different part of the world at this time, (not Brooklyn) Costa Rica( Pura Vida) so I could not focus on my art as much. I believe it took me about 2 weeks to complete. All the others varied about a week and a half until March 31, 2013.
I’m not doing that again
I remember when I was in Costa Rica, a friend of mine asked me if I was quilting in Spanish. I said no, but I understand why many thought so. This work of art was similar to what you see in quilting, but I knew from the get go that I may not attempt to use the material again to create artwork. This is why this such a rare work of art, because I plan to not do it again and why this piece should be featured in your living room.
Overall, I enjoyed doing the piece in two parts of the world and I hope you as the collector enjoy the piece knowing that it was made with love, and sacrifice. On top of that, purchasing this piece is not only an investment, but an investment in the future with a student going to the college of his or her choice.
You’re welcome in advance!
For the love of God and art!
Thru His vessel JB