This piece is inspired by the recent forms of protest seen in sport in the United States, particularly in football with Colin Kaepernick. The piece explores the history of protest from Rosa Parks who contested segregation on buses to Ruby Bridges who was the first African American student to enter a desegregated school. The pieces is meant to be read from right to left, with the beginning piece as the human heart. The background Inca/Aztec gold patterns represent the solidarity from the Latino community while the African print on the characters and heart embrace African American's ancestry and heritage.

 

The Art of Protest, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas, 72 X 42 inches