“Subliminal Man” represents what happens to the Black male when he is brainwashed into believing he is nothing. The state of mind in which he lives is constantly bombarded with unrealistic imagery that refuses to tell the truth. The voices that lack knowledge and wisdom drain him of his dreams. He buys into the history that teaches nothing of himself. He becomes tied down to that belief. Take a closer look and you will see the straps are not tied down or locked on this sculpture, they are just layers across his body that represent a false power of a subliminal thought process. He is not at all trapped; all he has to do is raise his hands and he will be free from bondage.