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This piece was made in 2015 as part of a series of police brutality compositions I had been creating since the Ferguson Riots from 2014. The 3D model was filed away until summer of 2020.
The use of pop culture imagery is generally just an easier way to speak a harsh truth or idea. It would be similar to the way many comedians make social commentary followed with a punchline.
The original idea for this particular composition was also a response to Jeff Koons’s Popeye statue. The concept for this was that it was to be a rediscovered ‘Lost Jeff Koons’ sculpture that was created before his well known Popeye statue. This would have been discovered in a Las Vegas dump, discarded by the artist because it had too much substance to be a typical Jeff Koons work. Just a playful jab at Jeff Koons, because I think the work his studio produces is wonderful, especially since I trained many of the sculptors that have worked for him.