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American-a                        American, all of us <> 8-1/2" x 10" <> colored pencil on paper

American, all of us
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'American, all of us' comes from the attack on NY that happened a few months before.
Typically, I outline the figure and then fill with color. Here, the colored pencil is applied using varied gesture and technique. The piece explores splintered gravity to push new composition. I tried to break every rule, but in the end, the piece conformed to ordinary principles of composition.
Oct 2001was start to a period of prolific art production. I just retired from house painting and had more energy. This was among 18 interesting pieces produced over the next six months before flaming out.
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