Should finish this tomorrow.
The building is the oldest bank building in the Pacific Northwest.
Built in 1912 it is an epic piece of architecture. The outside is dwarfed buy the new build indoors utilizing old bank vaults for private party rooms. I’ve never seen anything like. It will be the coolest venue in Sacramento. It would be the coolest venue in SF OR LA.
I’ve had so much fun painting this story.
“Deep into the darkness peering”
Ma told her sons Arthur and Fred “Go get that money boys” Arthur hollard down”I’m on it ma” Fred the more cautious of the Barkers spots bank security coming in hot.
The banker sits uncaring sipping his martini.
How does this all play out. I offer it to you and your imagination to fill in the rest.
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Artist: JACOB LAWRENCE
Title: THE GREAT MIGRATION
Gallery / Publisher: MOMA NYC, THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION, HARPER COLLINS
Dimensions: 228 x 273 MM
Page count: 48
Paper: LOE Dull, 80 GSM / FLEXIBLE CARD COVER
‘The Great Migration - an American story’, in Jacob Lawrence’s own words published as a foreword “…is the story of an exodus of African-Americans who left their homes and farms in the South around the time of World War I and travelled to northern industrial cities in search of better lives. It was a momentous journey. Their movement resulted in one of the biggest population shifts in the history of the United States, and the migration is still going on for many people today”. The book consists of 60 Lawrence paintings in his unique and powerful narrative style, accompanied with a poem in appreciation by Walter Dean Myers. Although the book is largely aimed at children it is still relevant to everyone and a story that is certainly worth remembering and considering by generations to come. Please please please check out more of Jacob Lawrence’s work, and also delve deeper into the Harlem Renaissance. Although this book is no longer in print it’s still worth searching around the internet for used copies! (Apologies for the rather battered copy of this book, it’s very old and extremely loved).