Jack Pearadin and Doug Nelsen found a 1.73-carat diamond after nearly a year of searching the park's field.
These assemblages juxtapose nostalgic, ideological imagery with sobering symbology, which ultimately exposes the pitfalls and rewards of making life-altering choices. The psychological, religious, social, political and economic diagnoses that this series examines is indeed an indictment of the black status quo, but it is my belief that the honest deconstruction of the toxins that plague black folks contains the foundation for formulating the cure."
"The objective of this body of work is to study the all-American ideals and examine social content and situations which cannot be excluded from the narrative, of what is authentic and wholly American. These paintings on washboards may include a range of topics from sports, music, and entertainment to politics, racism, and apple pie. The ultimate goal is to leave no stone unturned, nor under-scrutinized."
Thank you so much, Leslie, and the Arkansas Times for your support of the arts…