Description Graphite on Vellum8'x10'In the past My Father would often talk of the days when he 'farmed on shares' to acquire lodgings and food for survival. He would often share home spun parables about the courage and focused determination, inherent to every day folks during that time in America. My father would often talk about work in the rural Louisiana Cotton Fields, and he would describe in his own way, the intensity of the plight of the rural minority farmer during the 1920s -1940s. He would often colorfully amplify the fact that the economic circumstances for the vast majority or southern minorities were critically deprived, acutely harsh and brutally unforgiving to say the least. Even though my fathers fables were considered whimsically unreal to my young and tender ears at that time, who would have thought I would have grown to love, cherish and rely on the morals of those wonderful tales shared by dad. Depicted in the piece above is a character illustrated in the likeness of a rural farm worker preparing to go to the cotton fields to begin a days toil' Cheers-Ken
Kenneth Briggs, Atlanta, Georgia Member Since June 2007 Artist Statement I currently reside in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) with my wife and six wonderful children. I am thirty nine years old and as I note, I've been helplessly obsessed with doodling, sketching, and creative arts exploration since early childhood or at least as long as I can remember . A lot of my ideas derive from traveling and resideing in various cities across the country. The majority of my subjects represent experiences that I encounter during the course of busy a day. I have found that painting works well as a vehicle that takes me to a better place with regard to self enlightment. I have been creating characters on paper now rather profusely for that past 5 years. I've been and am now obsessed with creating new and hopefully inovative works. I am passionately obsessed with visions of embelished surfaces. I create every day, because I have many stories to tell and I choose to tell them through illustrations, paintings and photography. Thank you for viewing my works. Please stay tuned as I am painting every day, and new works are in the making. You can also view my Photographic works at www.sabet.tv. .