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Migrant Worker

MAY 16, 2007
Final art
Here's a poster I recently finished for the National Labor Federation calendar. I have worked on this project a few times over the years and wanted to try something a bit different. The poster was to deal with the ssues surrounding migrant workers in America, and their legal problems.I would up  with a mixed media assemblage- I made the barbed wire myself and stretched it over the painting, when I began to feel unsatisfied with the painted wires...
preliminary pencil sketch
drawing on Rives BFK paper
painting roughed in
painting a little farther along
I had originally planned to paint the barbed wire but decided to experiment by making it three-dimensionally.