The Sorrows of Young Jeezy, 2014
45" x 24.5"
Fabric, thread, lace, silk-screen ink, plastic beads, Jade glue, fusible adhesive. Over a contemporary tapestry copy of a Late Renaissance painting of the Madonna.
|Text at top: You are such a handsome boy,/ why are you wearing/ that dreadful mask?
Text left: Mom, I'm going to have/ a hard death, aren't I?
Text at bottom center: Bro, take off that mask/ and put on some clothes!/ Annie's here!
Text at bottom right: Jeezy's mother seems/ a little strange...
Text at center right: In thrall to the Holy Ghost,/ that'll do it
to you!/ But her son's the one/with real problems.