Agbuya creates the crooked illusion that both figures are equally dangerous by aligning them to perfect symmetry.
The hooded figure in "The Threat" is based on Trayvon Martin, an African-American teenager who was fatally shot by neighborhood watch, George Zimmerman. Zimmerman claims he had acted in self-defense despite Martin being unarmed. In State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman, the jury rendered a not guilty verdict on all counts, sparking the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013.
Featured in the SWC Art Gallery at the Chula Vista Mall, San Diego, and The Sun newspaper.
Oil paint on canvas
24 x 72 inches