This was commissioned by the most excellent Lisa Sergi at Brown Alumnae Magazine. The article was an essay by Ruth Simmons, a former president of the University, and her reflections and analysis of MLK's influence on her life.
This was one of the sketches that I sent Lisa, a portrait of MLK. I knew this would be labor intensive, so I first quickly did this as a way to have something to run by her to see if it was something that would work for her layout.
I also sent this as an alternative idea, using the simplicity of "equality". We both agreed the portrait was a more elegant solution. This image works well maybe for a more general idea of equal rights, so perhaps a good image for pride day if I segregrated the sexes?
Lots and lots of little heads. I'm not going to count how many.