Short Black Guy
paper piece made out of cardstock, color pencil and adhesive
17 x 14in
Short Black Guy - This work is a description of a hiker actually. I love the outdoors and try my best to get out as often as possible. I remember reading a New York Times article about the lack of diversity when it comes to hiking and camping. To be honest, the sad truth is I have very rarely seen other black people when I go hiking. This work forced me to try and think of a black person in the woods. That is such a beautiful sight.
MICHAEL THORPE, Short Black Guy
Michael C. Thorpe
Based in New York City
Education : 2016 Emerson College, Boston, MA
Selected Public Collections: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Michael C. Thorpe is a visual artist living and working out of New York, New York, with a primary focus in textiles. His mother, Susan Richards, taught him the art and craft of quilting. Thorpe is exploring the limitations of both social constructs and textiles by combining fabrics, imagery and language to evoke alternative perspectives on the human experience.