DISCARDED SERIES

Ida B

Digital Medium • 3700× 5000 px

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett was an American investigative journalist, educator, and early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The Discarded Series

Antique snap shots spurred my Discarded series of works. Over years of browsing. I’d often find myself sifting through bins of black and whites, and polaroids, looking carefully at each person and wondering who they were, and how they ended up for sale like that. I decided to start a series of paintings featuring these images. I’ve worked in multiple mediums for this series, including transparent watercolor, encaustic and collage.

Young Honey

Ida B

America

The Family Farm

The First Five

Picture Day

Arrivals

Ellis Island

Hot All Nite

Victoria

Strings

Awaiting

Farfalla

Family Portrait

Remember the day…

The Girls Team

Faded Chalkboard Memories

Sordid

Enclosed

First Bloom

Jim Dandy

Last Regrets

Reconsider

The Spinster Sisters

Ginny remembers it different

It’s up to her

And then I lost it

The Spinster Sisters Do Mexico