Lugo is a unique talent, a potter, a spoken word poet, a grafitti artist and a social activist. Each piece here is a comment on the struggles of black and Latino communities. This series specifically deals with the plague of gun violence which is disproportionately felt in these communities.
Lugo makes his point via the tea pot. Each pot has an image of a black or Latino Civil Rights leaders or cultural icons. The aristocratic association of the teapot juxtaposed against the image of these leaders is also mixed with pieces of firearms, rendering both pot and gun unusable.
Find out more about the artist at robertolugostudio.com.