Respect King | sign language of love and respect

Respect King | sign language of love and respect

✖️Respect King | sign language of love and respect.  ➕A sign of modern humanity in contrast of its roots of inhumanity (30Lx40Wx1.5D” in.) - @bybmoore c. MMXX (2020) 
Acrlyic and soft pastel on stretched canvas. 
➕Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it
➕This has been a crazy year. As someone who touches, hugs and embraces people familiar or not, I miss giving Dap. I miss embracing. Thinking back, witnessing and hearing the sound of two grown black men, shaking hands *giving Dap* has an iconic echo in my ears. The head nod, the slap, the slide, the SNAP. It took me forever to figure out the SNAP! It was such a beautiful thing to witness, when that slap and snap hit hard, it was like an elevated level of love and respect. Like a connection of unity. In researching the history of this iconic handshake I learned of its origins. In Liberia, the snap handshake or finger snap is a gesture of greeting, in which two people shake hands in the conventional Western way, but end the handshake with a mutual press of the fingers that creates a "snap" sound. Apocryphally, the custom is attributed to the Americo-Liberian population of freed slaves, who created the gesture to contrast with slave owners' practice of breaking slaves' fingers. This blew my mind! 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯
➕In 2020 as the black community uplifts and supports eachother, this image seemed important in the times. To remember a touch, to remember respect; a reminder of our people, our community and bond. That we uplift eachother and respect eachother. We love US. Referencing Michealangelo’s Creation of Adam, God and Adam’s hands are almost touching. The image of the near-touching hands of God and Adam has become iconic of humanity. In this artwork, I wanted to emphasis the touching of hands, the embrace of humanity for black people. 
🌹US shipping and handling incluced in pricing.  International shipping rates apply. Please inquire about additional cost for custom floater frame🌹
    $3,750.00Price

    ©2020 by bybmoore.

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