Tacks on Tacks on Tacks

YEAR: 2011
DIMENSIONS: 36x48 inches
MEDIUM: 8,000+ Pushpins on Canvas

During the creation of this series of pushpins, there seemed to be a dominant force of black males in popular culture. It was a moment in time, where the black man had larger than life status and could fit within the frame of pop art. From Jay-Z transcending music to be a global mogul, to Kanye pushing the hip hop genre into new territory, to the United States on the verge of re-electing the first black president..this was clearly a moment when the black man was pop on all levels.