Acrylic on canvas, original dimensions 90x70x2cm.
Tribute to Martin Luther King.
My very first portrait was a pencil sketch of MLK when I was 16. It hung above my desk all through college and I still have it till today. I thought I should give it another try now :) .
Painted to Iron Sky by Paolo Nutini:
"...Oh, that's life
Left dripping down the walls
Of a dream that cannot breathe
In this harsh reality
Mass confusion spoon fed to the blind
Serves now to define our cold society
From which we'll rise over love,
Through this iron sky,
That's fast becoming our minds.
Over fear and into freedom.
You just got to hold on!
You just got to hold on!..."
Cotton stretched canvas Schleiper, acrylic paint with brush