Way Back Then

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
Graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, and watercolor on paper
47.5 x 31.5 inches
Collection of
Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Way Back Then is a memory drawing, a collection of remembered faces and figures alongside various buildings, shotgun houses, and shacks. Dial has enveloped the landscape with a fog of graphite, creating a somewhat cloudy notion of the past and how things were “back then." Like all memories, Dial’s drawing has sections or figures that are clearer, drawn with a thick charcoal pencil, highlighting specifics while others remain obscured.