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freedom from within | 2020
transparent melanin series [2/3]
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+ A lot went into these! From the choice of sneaker to color scheme to placements.
1. I choose @converse because these were one of original sneakers NBA players were on the courts
2. I choose yellow as the main color because that was Kobe’s home game color. Anyone who plays basketball knows you usually play the best at your home court!
3. Of course the 8 /24 symbolic of two versions of his careers.
4. The use of the purple lace was to capture how long converses laces usually are. Also wanted to give that @virgilabloh effect.
5. I left the bottoms untouched to give it that classic touch.
LEGENDS NEVER DIE. Thank you KOBE.❤️
“I'm so mad at that man. This has happened to so many black people. I have never stopped fighting this man and have never had anyone who cared enough to give me the credit. Everybody knows I did it." -Selma Burke
Selma Burke speaking on John Sinnock, former mint chief engraver, whom she says copied her bas-relief of FDR and used it to design his face on the dime. It's worth noting that American Numismatist Walter Breen said, "Considering that Sinnock had also copied and signed John Frederick Lewis's design for the 1926 Sesquicentennial half dollar, Ms. Burke's claim is probably valid." While there are differences and Sinnock had made similar ones prior to Burke's work, the Smithsonian American Art Museum gives her credit.
Information provided by Mr. Smith Guesser