Votive Portraits

This series of charcoal and ink drawings on paper were inspired by a procession of children walking down a street in Palermo, Italy where they were commemorating their dead relatives. The members of the procession had each pinned images of their loved ones who had been murdered by the mafia. This image reminded me of the ways that we mourn in protest and witness. Here are images of anonymous (mostly) strangers I drew throughout my travels in New York City and abroad.

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Votive Portrait 6

Charcoal, Watercolor, on Cotton Rag Paper, 9 x 12 inches

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Votive Portrait 3 (Brooklyn Cowboy)

Charcoal, Watercolor, on Cotton Rag Paper, 9 x 12 inches

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Votive Portrait 9

Charcoal, Watercolor, on Cotton Rag Paper, 9 x 12 inches

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Votive Portrait 19 (Joan Didion)

Charcoal, Watercolor, on Cotton Rag Paper, 9 x 12 inches

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Votive Portrait 11

Charcoal, Watercolor, on Cotton Rag Paper, 9 x 12 inches

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Votive Portrait 7

Charcoal, Watercolor, on Cotton Rag Paper, 9 x 12 inches

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