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This American Century

‘This American Century’ is a series of drawings looking at the effect of America, it’s decisions and the will of its people on the world around it in this century.

Using the visuals of shipwrecks in the midst of various man made natural disasters, these drawings look at the policies and belief systems that set America apart from the rest of the world. The American exceptionalism that has worshipped rugged individualism, economic growth and serving self interests is starting to bear fruit.

This American Century Drawings

Here are the eight finished drawings. They are all 19.5″ x 15″ in size, pencil, ink and acrylic wash on paper.

top row, left to right: “No Place Like Home”, “There at Every Turn”, “This American Century”, “No Choice for a New Generation”
bottom row, left to right: “Fall of Babylon”, “O Brother Where Art Thou”, “Faith Collapsing”, “Bread Crumb Basket”

Original Sketches

Here are images of the eight pencil/ink sketches I did for the series of drawings. They are each approximately 7″ x 5.5″ in size.

You can see some of the progress on this series of drawings in the October – November 2021 studio visits.