This piece was inspired by watching some fantastic short films on the Black Panthers. It was disc 1 of a series called “What We Want, What We Believe: Black Panther Party Library“. They have this great old footage of the Black Panthers in San Francisco. The films really opened my eyes to how the group has been vilified. That said, I thought it would be fun to do a portrait of Huey as a panther. The piece was then sold at the Purrcasso fundraiser for the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society.