Wednesday, April 13, 2011

working south

A few weeks ago I went to an art exhibit at the Greenville Museum by Mary Whyte. She painted a series of watercolors featuring a vanishing breed of workers. A textile worker, an oyster man, a quilter, a ferryman, and a cotton picker. Work that was once commonplace in the south. I walked around and studied the faces. Eachl had their own story to tell. And even though they had a ton of detail they were also really ethereal & mysterious. I'm going back again, because it was that amazing. Ahh… good ole Greenville does it again!
 My fave, Sunday Morning, did a great story on her too. And photos are © from here.