This series pays homage to Trayvon Martin and also challenges the American media’s role in sensationalizing the killing of innocent African Americans. The piece uses a software algorithm to generate photorealistic relief carvings. The technique was inspired by traditional wood carvings and bronze statues from Benin, West Africa. These historical works depict the King or “Oba” of Benin with contouring lines on his face. Traditionally some ethnic groups in Africa used scarification as a means of taxonomy. In this case I place the lines on an image of my own face as an expression of solidarity for the families of innocent African American men who’s lives were taken unjustly.