Jeanette Martone

5 pesos
pencil on paper
29-1/2 X 18-1/2 in.

The Water Carrier
pencil on paper
37 X 25 in.

Awareness of the vulnerability of those living on the barest existence, teetering on the edge of life, inspires the foundation of my work. As I depict my subjects, they are captured in a moment of time, revealing their inner grace and the beauty that can be found in the infinite details of their environment, the sun cracked earth, the drape of tired fabric, the detritus of struggle. Laboring children are ubiquitous in the developing world as they struggle for their family’s survival, and for their own. My work honors their strength, endurance and sacrifice.

© Jeanette Martone