Credit Line: Mixed media- acrylic, newspaper, charcoal; 9/2010
This piece is an illustration of a grandfather on a bench reading the morning paper.
I wanted to capture the illumination of early morning sunlight in the park for this piece. It was crucial that through the collage of newspaper in the background, that the depiction of the grandfather showed emphasis on sunlight and detail.
The detailing of his clothing was instrumental in stressing how important a clean and presentable appearance has always been to elderly black men.
It is a story told on top of stories. Take time to cast a light behind this piece and you will see the illumination of articles behind him reading. Enjoy.