This one is special. I made it on the day Kobe, his daughter, and the others lost their lives. I didn't know what to do with this piece after that, because I honestly have no rights to use his name, his numbers, or the colors in this way, but I want this can to serve some good beyond a memory of a legend.
Kobe Bryant was one of the most dominant players to ever set foot on a basketball court. His work ethic alone is something to be admired and inspired by, despite what you may think of him. As impressive as he was in a Laker's jersey, he was far more impressive out of one; trying to make a big impact on the lives of underprivileged youth all over the country.
It's hard to put into words how much his passing will be felt, but when you drive around the streets of Los Angeles, his presence is still felt, with murals and tributes going up all over Southern California. If other people's art can have that kind of positive effect, then I think it's only fair that I share mine too.
I have decided to let this can go, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Mamba Foundation, whose purpose is to provide under-served youth and communities with sports opportunities, and financial assistance. If you purchase this can, I will make the donation in your name or keep it anonymous, if you wish.
Also, the unusual price on this can of $96.16, reflects his tenure with the Lakers (1996-2016).
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These pieces are created using up-cycled spray cans that I have used on other pieces of art, or have been donated by other artist friends. The concept is that the media can also be the art.
- One of a kind piece of 3-dimensional art
- Mixed media on metal
- Comes unmounted, as you see here
- 7.5" tall | 3" diameter