I had the pleasure of creating a commission piece for the artist of one of the biggest break-through hits, Panda. This piece allowed me to fuse together my love for animals, music, marble, and art.
I aimed to create a piece that interprets the song with a mix of "old" and "new". The panda head derives from the single's album cover, but instead of a gold chain hanging around its neck, there is a crown of smoke representing the late, Notorious B.I.G.'s iconic image. This crown is a symbol of rap, success, and urban culture. The word Lexington appears within the smoke and ties in the street where Desiigner grew up. A back drop of white marble creates a refreshing and modern aesthetic that also links to some of my own work. By incorporating the past and the future we evolve into the present.
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