“Afro Pick” – Artist – Hank Willis Thomas

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Client: Hank Willis Thomas

Location: Opa Locka, FL, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $25,000

Project Team

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Paul Amaral

Amaral Custom Fabrications

Artist

Hank Willis Thomas

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Doug Borkmann

Rhode Island School of Design

Overview

from a 'store bought' afro-pick, enlarge and founder/fabricate an 8 foot copy in stainless steel and aluminum. We scanned the original, then printed an enlarged lines plan, from which we went to direct hand carving in MDF board. Fist was cast in aluminum, and tines fabricated from stainless steel solid rod.

Additional Information

Special thanks to Rhode Island School of Design with help foundering the aluminum fist.