Cynthia Staples

November 8, 2016 (2017)
original charcoal, showing photo print
11 x 14 in.

“This is how I reacted to the election. I started working through anger and grief with charcoal. There is now a series of eight, more happening. They reveal a desolate landscape. I hope they will become lighter and more optimistic as time goes by. These drawings are so unrelated to my previous work, that they feel like something else entirely. The process is most akin to how I drew as a child, on brown wrapping paper with whatever I had. “