Adonis - Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
The Adonis design juxtaposes a black man who has dreads and a beard with a slim fitting suit coat. More often than not, dreads and beards are deemed to be unprofessional, which disproportionately impacts black men. Uzo's artwork explores the norms of our culture, challenging us to re-evaluate what we deem to be professional. This is the perfect shirt for those looking challenge a stereotype. Be Bold. Wear ArtistsUntold.
• All products are sold in limited quantities based on the Artist's discretion
• 1 Tree will be planted in partnership with One Tree Planted's Africa Initiative
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
Environmental Note: This T-Shirt uses 7x less water than the average cloth manufacturers. Solar energy is used to power sewing and cutting facilities. The creation of this shirt created virtually zero waste due to high recycling rate and optimized cutting procedures to reduce plastic waste. Learn more...
About the Artist: Uzo Njoku, born in Lagos, Nigeria moved to the United States at the age of 7. She is a University of Virginia graduate with a B.A. in Studio Art.
Her works explore the current landscape of contemporary, figurative and nude paintings, particularly with women of color. Due to the salient topics and issues of the 21st century, including race, gender, privacy, social media, and love. Uzo uses her works to empower women of color by giving them uncommon poses and intriguing facial expressions. Each figurative painting combines her Nigerian culture with her American upbringing. Using Ankara fabrics and techniques such as batik, her art speaks to the present and offers glimpses into the future.
In July 2018, Uzo published a feminist coloring book highlighting woman of color featuring Chimamanda Adichie and Serena Williams. To date she has sold over 3,000 copies nationwide and internationally.