Firstly I would like to mention that Kaphar is an excellent artist. Most of his work are mixed media especially with a combination of asphalt/tar on canvas. He often makes social commentary about black live or events taking place in or society. In this piece Kaphar creates a distorted black portrait using asphalt on canvas. I find this interesting because the asphalt is manipulated enough to distort the features of the piece. However, there is some sort of sad depress emotion being portrayed. Judging by his previous and less abstract pieces I would say it's a black man who is confuse or sad.