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Harvey Milk #4 On Coming Out

Pastel on paper, each square a letter spoken by Milk. It reads: My name is Harvey Milk, & I’m here to recruit you. Every gay person must come out. As difficult as it is, you must tell your immediate family. You must tell your relatives. You must tell your friends if indeed they are your friends. You must tell the people you work with. You must tell the people in the stores you shop in. Once they realize that we are indeed their children, that we are indeed everywhere, every myth, every lie, every innuendo will be destroyed once & all. & once you do, you will feel so much better. You & you have to give people hope.  

18” x 24”

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A 1983 graduate of Art Center College of Design. Now, in retirement I pursue figure drawing and portraiture as a fine artist. The influence of graphic design is evident in the placement of poses and limited color palette. I have always been pulled to the simplicity and complexity of the human figure and face. I attempt to capture a pose quickly and fluently. The figure is so personal, so close, I am so very aware of its image, yet I shun realism. Too obvious.

Expanding my view to create an ideal of the figure and the character of the face is much more appealing. I strive to interpret the figure/face and perfect the mood of the pose while conscientiously trying to create a well-designed work of graphic art.

 

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