Child Mineworkers

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"Child Mineworkers" is a mixed-media painting consisting mostly of standard acrylic paints, but also including inkjet printing and graphite.

Finding the image during research for another project, I was struck by the desolation in the faces of these young boys. Taken in 1911, the photo depicts the labor force from a coal mine clearly, from the filth on their faces, just finishing a shift.

No child should have his life stolen from him like this and I felt a compelling need to memorialize the image in a personal way.

Child Mineworkers
  • This acrylic painting is executed on gallery-wrapped,acid-free cotton canvas.
  • dimensions are 10" x 16" x 3/4" thick.
  • note that colors will vary from monitor to monitor.

If you're interested in this artwork or have questions, click on the e-mail link below. Be sure to include the painting title in your query.

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©   lewis folden - 2007