The black male body has been bought, sold, traded, loved, desired, and envied. I have inherited the experiences of my ancestors. Through these commonalities I have come to understand and love my body; to treasure it.
Erasing everything in the image except the subject and then renegotiating the space allows me to visualize the objectification. The skin of the subject is transformed into a metallic surface. Like the precious metals the color scheme suggests, the black male figure becomes a valued object of beauty, worn away after years of use.