Muhammad Ali; a global name, an icon and the epitome of “more than an athlete.” Ali became the boxing champion of the world and by all accounts, was an expert fighter. In Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” he states that there are five essentials for victory. The first and most important? “He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight….” Ali embodied this; he didn’t jump into any ‘ring’ just because he was told too. A conscientious objector to the Vietnam war; Ali refused to fight and was sentenced to 5 years in prison.
Ali was one of the first athletes to stand in solidarity with his Asian brothers and sisters denouncing war, refusing to fight and losing his freedom and prime boxing years as a result. He possessed unshakable soul-force, and a truly indomitable will in his fight within the ring and for justice no matter who was on the receiving end.
This piece is composed of 17 symbols from Muhamamd Ali's life. From the actual metal it is painted on - Ali would work out in front of a reflective mirror to his 1960 Olympic Gold medal. Muslim prayer rugs, Vietnam protest art, flags and patterned materials that represent "Rumble in the jungle" and "Thrilla in Manilla" - two of his most famous fights. The blue above - a boxing ring Ali was shot in from an aerial view. etc. This piece is my dedication to the Champ. My Favourite athlete.
NOTE: The original piece is painted on metal. The prints come on Canvas. The "Metal option" below is just the original meta colouring printed on canvas.
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