This is a reproduction of an original pencil drawing which was done when I was an art major in college. I have revived it using Adobe Photoshop adding color in order to expand on its original meaning.
The college I attended was surrounded by the tenement buildings of an urban impoverished neighborhood as are many urban colleges in the U.S. One day I painstaking completed the assignment of creating a drawing using only lines and no variation of shading.
Now fast forward to the wonders of computer graphic design and I have added light and shade. The shaded bottom of the drawing represents the dankness that was so present in these communities in the late 60s and 70s. The lightness in the upper left represents a glimmer of hope. The primary colors on the clothesline represent the vibrancy found in the inhabitants of these poor communities who managed to remain full of life having so little -- just the basics. The primary colors also represent the red Kool-Aid, the yellow plantains and the blue Caribbean flavors of the neighborhoods of my youth. The green of the leaves represent life.
13" x 19"
Printed on premium glossy paper using the giclee printing method. This is a museum quality print.
Archival pigment-based inks are used which along with the giclee print method provide long-lasting brighter color, truer texture and deeper perspective.
UNFRAMED with white border as shown below.
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