What if Kyle Rittenhouse was a Black kid? A rare NFT collection keeps us woke
There is a rare NFT collection of black and white photographs now available on Voice.com entitled What if Kyle Rittenhouse Was A Black Kid?
The constitution was not written for us therefore how can we expect justice to occur on time. The founding fathers cemented law while 99.9% of us were only valued as livestock, properties of the state, or simply three-fifths of a person.
The images highlighted in the, What if Kyle Rittenhouse Was A Black Kid? rare NFT collection, seek to confront the reality that most of society, particularly the youth, are more accepting of guns in virtual reality despite fully grasping the reality of the physical consequences inherent in gun violence.
What if Kyle Rittenhouse Was A Black Kid? | Edition No. 1: $5000 USD (1-of-1)
The subject is draped with the American flag as a gesture of Olympian heroism but the reality of a Black gun owner is far different than the glorification conveyed in these images.
Shawn Pridgen and I came together to collaborate on this uber-sensitive topic of gun control and violence because we felt a social responsibility as documentary artists to react to the blood spilling on the streets that had become reduced to live entertainment.
What if Kyle Rittenhouse Was A Black Kid? | Edition No. 2: $250 USD (10-of-10)
We simply could not consume the typical news cycle that failed to genuinely address the generational pain that comes with state-sanctioned violence against Black people throughout the course of American history.
With all that said, we drew inspiration from all forms of our life for the What if Kyle Rittenhouse Was A Black Kid? rare NFT collection.
Keep in mind, I had no experience even holding a gun before in my entire life. Gaming, television shows, and film have all taught me what it looks (and even to some degree feels) like to yield this weapon while Shawn’s father was once a weapons specialist.
What if Kyle Rittenhouse Was A Black Kid? | Edition No. 3: $5000 USD (1-of-1)
So homie had no qualms about attacking the subject matter head-on and with full force.
Yet it all really came together organically when we spotted our gun specialist on-site rocking Black Panther drip so we had to put our money where our mouth and mint these incredible photographs so we can put a call to action for our audience and future supporters.
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The charity component became a no-brainer for us as we knew that art and our Black community needed to intertwine together during these groundbreaking moments in American history.
What if Kyle Rittenhouse Was A Black Kid? | Edition No. 5: $500 USD (10-of-10)
We have one goal in mind — raising awareness around gun violence, reigniting the black social conscious in the face of state-sanction violence, and securing the bag to protect our future generations with rich cultural wealth.