"Your Majesty!" All of the people painted by C. Ray impose upon the viewer's senses a majestic prescense winnowing all notions of servitude. However, in the painting being raffled by C. Ray,
their is a double entendre embeddded in the golden "K" painted over his face. The "K" painted over the face (shown below) of M. L. King injects into our blood a simblance of a racist graffitti of the past
wherein derogatory paint was thrown or sprayed on/over our black images, cars, buildings, faces, people, chidren, and posters.
C. Ray juxtaposes the idea of a sprayed derogatory "K" to echo a historical majesty of a King.
C. Ray seems to paint liquid royalty into the canvas within each person's expressions,
mannerisms, and swag that undougtedly pushes all ideas of struggle out of the mind of the viewer and replaces these doubts and hardships with triumph. "Victory" seems to be the goal of
his paint brush for those celebrities and fortunate people who seek his commissioned works.
By buying a raffle ticket for his work representing Martin Luther King on MLK birthday from Harambee Digital (see below), you are
donating to the Citizens Committee to Save our Children which raises money for the yearly Harambee Festival as well as Harambee Digital, a set of programs to build first careers in technology with
our youth. Victory and Royalty are two of the many traits we interject into our Watoto Village during the
47 years of Harambee Festival Dallas and during any events by the new Harambee Digital.