BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — In honor of Dr. King and Coretta Scott King, artist Hank Thomas has unveiled a 20ft statue of the two hugging called the ‘The Embrace’. Unfortunately, the artist was only able to afford to make a statue of their arms embracing and now a GoFundMe has been put together to raise money to complete the sculpture to include their heads and torsos.
According to the GoFundMe listing, with just $10 million they can add torsos, and with $10 million more they can sculpt their faces. The listing urgently requests everyone come together and help him finish this prematurely unveiled statue.
“PLEASE donate ASAP to complete this statue! Anything you can put towards this is greatly appreciated, as it helps it not look like I made a disrespectful sculpture of arms holding some kind of mysterious fleshy appendage,” said artist Hank Thomas on the GoFundMe page. “With your contributions, we can finish my work and honor the great legacy of Martin Luther King Jr..”
“It’s just hard in Biden’s economy,” added artist Hank Thomas. “Nowadays you can’t even complete a simple sculpture with just $10 million dollars. The price of bronze has just skyrocketed beyond belief!”
At publishing time, GoFundMe announced that this was the fastest-ever fundraiser to hit its goal in the site’s history as Americans of all races came together to finally make a beautiful piece of art to honor MLK Jr.