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Scholarship and Fellowship Awards 2008-2009

Scholarship and Fellowship Awards 2008-2009

Brett Gustafson
More for your Money
mixed media
2008

A pastel drawing of George Washington recognizable from the dollar bill on black paper hangs on the wall without a frame. I am drawn to the gold and silver glitter on his jacket and collar. Then I realize the portrait is faceless. There are no facial features, but Washington is so recognized that I identified him without his famous face.
The small scale of this piece encouraged me to walk right up to it face to face and have a very close look at the detailed drawing done in a silvery white pencil.
I like the symbol of the dollar bill with the extra touch of glamour.