|20" x 24" Prints
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"Missing "White" Child I", is a graphite drawing; "Missing
White Child II" is an oil painting. They both depict a story of
a Black mother whose child has been missing for a very
long time, yet no one has tried to help find her. She feels
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
that she's functionally illiterate, 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
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 is 30" x 40". The original oil painting
is 24" x 36".