Label for a Pencil Sketch

5.28.20 | old art with new labels no. 1

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Diane Jones, 36

View from Psych Center Window, 1997

Pencil on scrap paper

9 1/2" x 5 3/4" (24.13 cm x 14.60cm)

This work is a drawing sketched by a young wife and mother as she gazed at the urban landscape from a common room upper floor psychiatric ward window. Patients customarily referred to the ward as the orange room. The houses, mid-drawing, have long ago been torn down, while the church in the background, currently stands vacant at 1091 Main Street, awaiting a rebirth as commercial space.

 

Progress.

 

Drawing to be human, to be heard, to stay alive.