Balmy Bend

2006
pastel on paper
8.5” x 11” (actual paper size with borders 11” x 14”)

I painted Balmy Bend when I dreamed of an African youth who must leave his homeland for the west. Tribal elders explained that all first born sons should go get a western education because times have changed. He will have to leave everything behind—his family, his language, his land, everything he knows. Yet in this painting, the boy's connection with his homeland is still intact.

Archival Print: $200
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