Artist Gary Lockwood Transforms Sneakers Into Tribal War Masks

Gary Lockwood aka Freehand Profit came up in the DMV area as a lifelong artist with a passion for Hip-Hop, graffiti, sneakers and art. In 2005 he graduated from the Corcoran School of Art & Design with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. “Shoes, kicks, sneakers – whatever you call them – have always been a part of Hip-Hop. Run DMC turned the Adidas shell-toe into an icon for a culture. Since then rappers & emcees alike have curated the dress code adding staples like Chucks, Uptowns, Timberland boots, Jordans and Pumas. The shoes on our feet came to represent a part of our identity. But why the gas mask? Mask making is an ancient art form and I look to link our modern times to this ancient art”.

Artist Gary Lockwood transforms sneakers into tribal war masks

Artist Gary Lockwood transforms sneakers into tribal war masks

Artist Gary Lockwood transforms sneakers into tribal war masks

Artist Gary Lockwood transforms sneakers into tribal war masks

Artist Gary Lockwood transforms sneakers into tribal war masks

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