Art – “Bling Bling” by Matt Bors

This piece of art speaks volumes to me. Matt Bors seems to have captured 2 things here, the current status of African-American thinking and the influence of Hip-hop on todays culture.

Although the boy in the picture is covered in the most valued resource on earth (diamonds) he is still severely deprived of essential things like food(for thought), water and peace of mind. The background serves as a metaphor to his current mind-set, dry and deserted with no ability to cultivate and grow individual thoughts….only a noose to hung it all up and end it all!

This picture radiates a deep message to me…….WHAT MESSAGE DOES  IT SEND TO YOU?