RUNAWAY! GOING, GOING, GONE
My mixed media painting series, Runaway: Going, Going, Gone, is inspired by a recent discovery of “Wanted” advertisements from the early 1800 (Library of Congress). These ads describe runaway enslaved people of African descent in, sometimes minute, details. Descriptions of hair color and styles, clothes, complexion, scars, size, and demeanor conjure vivid images in a real and tangible ways.