Gouache, charcoal, and graphite on paper.
30.5” x 73”
It took me months to make and as an artist who is seldom happy with a finished product, I have been very fulfilled and entranced by this drawing. For years people have been telling my artwork to smile, or thinking there is something wrong with me after viewing a painting. These “weird” and “scary” narratives are either historical, or they just come out of me, which is directly a visual allegory of the world I live in. I’m not great at eloquently voicing political opinions, but if a drawing can speak more clearly for me, then I am happy for it to do so.
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