Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Kendrick Lamar: VCU Homecoming 2012

     So in late January, I found out that Kendrick Lamar was coming to perform at VCU for the Homecoming concert on Friday Feb 3rd. Though I was scheduled to be out of town for the weekend (Region 5 Poetry Slam Competition at VA Tech), I proposed to the Homecoming Committee that we have artwork waiting in his dressing room as a welcoming gift. They accepted. So as Rigamortis ricocheted off the walls of my studio, I created this piece, mounting Kendrick's head on a shield inspired by the Oakland Raiders logo. After I finished, my friends James Patterson and Christina Edwards put the legwork behind it to deliver the work and made it happen. Thus...