"James" is a hand drawn polygonal drawing on 11 x 14" Bristol board paperusing micron marker, prismacolor colored pencils, mars black acrylic paint and hand stamped with antique letter stamps and white ink. Original comes matted and framed.
James Baldwin's novels, short stories, and plays fictionalize fundamental personal questions and dilemmas amid complex social and psychological pressures. Themes of masculinity, sexuality, race and class intertwine to create complex narratives that run parallel with some of the major political movements towards social change in the mid-twentieth century America, such as the Civil Rights Movement and the Gay Liberation Movement.
20% of proceeds of sale goes directly to Video Out an organization that emboldens members of the LGBTQIA+ community to share their stories.