"Missing White Child" is a depiction of an African American
little girl who has been missing for a very long time, yet no
one has tried to help find her. Although the mother is
functionally illiterat, she is aware of the societal ill of racism
and how it effects every facet of life. The mother knows that
if her child were White, there'd be more effort in finding her,
so she comes back and alters the homemade flyer by
writing "Whight" and erases her child's face trying to make it
look white, in hopes that it might spark an interest in helping
to find her little girl.
As you read the note that the mother has left, you'll notice
the illiteracy, yet she spells her street name and the names
of the Black leaders correctly because she's familiar with
those names. Additionally you'll see that although she's
illiterate, she hit the nail on the head with regards to
society's view of her missing child.
Her address, 4468 Dr. Martin Luther King, represents the
assassination date of Dr. King, Jr.; The spider in the corner
represents time, and shows that her little Black girl had been
missing longer than the White girls.
The original graphite drawing is 30" x 40", framed. The
original oil on canvas painting is 24" x 36" framed. Call
314-443-8369 or 314-495-4525 for pricing.