Walking in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City the other day and was confronted with Dogon Standing Man. I couldn’t help but recall the iconic stance of “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” from the recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Although both are standing at different times for different reasons, the desire for relief is the same.

Praying For Rain, 2014
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