State of Mind
The painting is a combination of a "happy accident" and a "screw you." The painting underneath was a tank scene I painted for a commission of a Correctional Officer, and he flaked me. Also, I always wanted to do a painting of Malcolm X, and I became tired of waiting on the C.O...so I started painting over the tank scene and my co-workers told me to stop and look at what I was doing.
I started to see how both paintings began to meld together and what it started to say to me, "conflict between politics and religion."
- Sadiqu Saibu
Art Photographed by F.Scott Schafer