This piece was painted as a collaboration between Mobarick Abdullah III and myself for our third Miami Art Week show in 2019 with Fame Gallery.
It was one third of an installation that included An American Buffalo (bison) , President Obama , and an African Rhino
First- The American Bison, symbolic animals of the Great Plains, are often mistakenly called buffaloes. By any name, they are formidable beasts and the heaviest land animals in North America. This piece represented our country.
Second-A portrait of President Barack Obama. Who is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. This piece represented our Leader.
Third-The black rhinoceros or hook-lipped rhinoceros is a species of rhinoceros, native to eastern and southern Africa including Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. This piece represented the African American Cultures that were finally given a seat at the table when President Obama was elected.
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