Protector of the next generation
I have received a great deal of response from those who have viewed this sculpture. Most people think this is a loving woman holding her baby but this is a loving man who understands the importance of cradling his legacy. I wanted to capture a positive vision of the black male that expresses his love and commitment for the next generation. This is a scenario that is much needed in today’s vision of black men, however, it is rarely seen. The hands play a very important role in this sculpture. My goal is to show them as strong and powerful a statement that says “there is no way in hell that the negative influences we are experiences today will pry this infant from my hands”. The hands are also loving and gentle as they caress and protect the children of the next generation.