Untitled artwork five 16 x 20
Original hand made artwork by Artist VernonAkili
About the series: Women of the Wheat is a group of Portraits of Women that embody the Beauty of life, overcoming struggle, urban decay, neglect, and layering. Each Portrait is a drawing, Shaded using a hatching technique that mimics muscle fibers running through the subject’s face; drawn with a basic mechanical pencil, white charcoal pencil, and black marker. The portraits are then adhered to either canvas or wooden panel along with newspaper clippings using a classic wheat paste made with baking flour and water. I’d like to believe that the news clippings are the thoughts, ideas, and conversation surrounding the individual within the artwork.