Our dear brother, Dwayne Pigee aka François Fissi Bissi OkraKongo aka Eck da Retarded Green Being aka GORK da banned Psychologist has passed. The circumstances are tragic, life was not kind to him and even though he didn't not know his birth family he always treated everyone with respect. He loved art, made amazing things, the most creative human I've ever known. He lived. He truly lived. Beloved in our artistic community and loyal to the end. We want to bury him with the honor he deserves, he was an orphan and he was our brother. No one deserves to die violently, it was too soon and he will be remembered not for life's missteps but for all the joy, kind words and awesome testaments he brought everyday.
We also want be able put something away for his son, who was always on his heart and mind. All Dwayne wanted to do was make art and support his loved ones, this capitalist country grinds us up, turns our imaginations against us and turns time into a cross to bear instead of a medium to bend.
My brother just wanted us to be proud of him, and we ask you, the community at large to band together and send him to the creator with the grace, pride and dignity a gentle soul like him deserves. Please donate and spread the word. Thank you all for your kind words