This piece was inspired by the original artwork from Banksy titled: "Girl with Balloon" that was later sold at auction for $25.4 million then shredded by it's creator. A conversation piece based on societal greed and the artists right to dispose of a creation that serves only as a purpose to fuel greed.
During the spring of 2020, South Side, Chicago artist Roger J. Carter formed a new body of work through relentless experimentation. He gradually built a style that spoke to his personal taste and inspired everyone around him.
Using toy soldiers, the artist has created captivating portraits of musicians, activists and writers. The soldiers, previously looked at as nothing more than a toy, took on a new meaning, as part of a greater expression.
"For me I've always been political in my art. I've always done revolutionary characters and rebels. So in that regard, I consider my art as a form of protest.My Art Is My Protest."
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