STATEMENT: MICHELLE OBAMA NUDE AUGUST 2012
If any of you have found this piece of art insulting I would like to say that my GENUINE intention was never to shock or upset anyone. This has COMPLETELY got lost in translation
I created this picture as part of a series of other famous nudes
As an artist I only paint and create pictures of people I admire and feel passionate about
Michelle Obama is one of these people.
In my eyes, the picture I created here is of a beautiful woman with a beautiful message: The first Lady of America in the first time in history is a black woman who proudly and confidently displays her WOMANHOOD (the nude) her ROOTS (the slave) and her POWER (the First Lady of America embraced by the American flag).
This picture is a celebration of EVERYTHING GOOD, it is a celebration of achievement and in my opinion is not a racist slur.
I am not a racist: I admire people regardless of their colour and this picture was meant to be a tribute....totally lost in translation.
With my art I try to show beauty NOT DIRT.
Thank you for reading