Red is made of forged iron, found objects, nuts and bolts. It is a model for a large outdoor sculpture for a children’s playground. It is spray painted. 17″ X 14 X 4. As a child I certainly never had one like it. I had a brand new Shelby two- wheeled bike that my father and mother bought for me. I was seven-years-old, and my grandmother gave me a silver dollar when I learned how to ride it. Later, my best friend crashed it while testing the brakes for me. It is a wonder that he didn’t get killed. It was a steep hill, in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pa. where I grew up. There were nothing but hills in my old neighborhood. Maybe that is why all the girls had these strong, beautiful legs. Isn’t childhood great.
CHAKAIA BOOKER (below)
Chakaia Booker was born in 1958 in Newark, N.J. She is an assembled and richly layered individual, creating wearable sculpture. She uses rubber tires in a lot of her work. (Urban
Butter, Chakaia Booker)
HOWARDENA PENDELL (b.1943, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Howardena Pendell is a painter, mixed media artist, curator, and educator. She has taught at major universities, including Yale. Ms. Pendell is known for the wide variety of techniques and materials used in her art work. She creates abstract paintings, collages, “video drawings,” and “process art.”
MICHAEL D. HARRIS
Michael D. Harris is an artist, professor, scholar and curator. He presently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Harris is a nationally known multi media artist.
Michael D. Harris, We are you.
JERRY HARRIS CONSTRUCTION
THE NIGHTMARE AT 4 A.M.
HOMAGE TO GIACOMETTI’S THE PALACE AT 4.A.M.
WANGECHI MUTU(b. 1972)
Kenyan-born Wangechi Mutu has trained both as a sculptor and anthropologist. Her work explores the contradiction of female and cultural identity. Drawing from traditional crafts, science fiction, and funkadellia.
FERNANDO BOTERO (B. 1932)
Fernando Botero was born in Medelin, Columbia. The artist lives in Paris, France. His Abu Ghraib series presents a nightmarish and sadistic world at this infamous prison, which can best be described as Dachau moves to the Middle East. The images of Iraqi prisoners show the sordid reality of these atrocities.