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Trophy Series
2012 - present

What is the Trophy Series about?

There are certainly perceived and real social benefits for those fetishized by myths. However, do “Big Black Dick” narratives perpetuated by both Blacks and non-Blacks really speak to the humanity of Black individuals with penises? 

The Trophy drawing series asks the viewer to consider the human beings the penises are attached to and not merely the exoticized temporal experience suggested by the mythology.

Trophy Series
2012 - present

What is the Trophy Series about?

There are certainly perceived and real social benefits for those fetishized by myths. However, do “Big Black Dick” narratives perpetuated by both Blacks and non-Blacks really speak to the humanity of Black individuals with penises? 

The Trophy drawing series asks the viewer to consider the human beings the penises are attached to and not merely the exoticized temporal experience suggested by the mythology.

Trophy # 4 2016 Prisma on Paper 18" x 12"

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Trophy # 5 2016 Prisma on Paper 18" x 12"

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Trophy # 7 2016 Prisma on Paper 18" x 12"

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Trophy # 4 2016 Prisma on Paper 18" x 12"

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Some key points I wanted to consider: 

 

1) Historically, has the Trophy penis, the Mandingo male fantasy, or the Big Black Cock narrative in your mind served to humanize Black people with penises?

2) Do these narratives truly express appreciation of the individual by way of complimenting a socially positive trait; or are they about power and who holds it?

A few references:

Broken Penises on Greek Stature

1) The penises are drawn to match a series of Greek statues and are made to coincide with the angle or side that the penis (rested so to speak)

2)  I was interested in a myth that the penis on Greek statues is missing because the Moor invasion of Greece led to statues built in their image and their natural endowments being destroyed to hide the fact that they were of men of color.

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Exhibit at Jade Museum in San Jose, Costa Rica

 

1) Label info reads: Person wearing body adornments made of jade: ear spools, nose rings, necklaces, waistbands, and pendants, as well as tattoos

 

2) I was fascinated that the second image choose to remove the man's identity and leave only the jewels remaining as identifying markers of who he is.

Installation Images

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