This is a double portrait with a very special twist. The woman who commissioned me told me her story. While sketching her, I suddenly received an idea out of nowhere to make it a double portrait. I did not understand why, however, I listened to my intuition and did it anyway. Why I had to became clear after she saw the work. I apparently gave her twin brother a face. He passed soon after his birth. There was no face of him, not even a photo. The reactions of her and her parents where heartfelt. It was very emotional for them, I not only gave their brother and son a face, but I gave them their brother and son back as well.
Angela Davis, American political activist, philosopher, academic and author. She has written numerous books on class, feminism, and the US prison system. She identified as lesbian in OUT magazine in 1997.