Jim Work, born 1944, liked to draw the vernacular architecture of the midwest: water towers, two story brick buildings, barns, and wind mills.
He then colored them in with crayon and uses popsicle sticks as his straight edge. Once he had colored his buildings he rubbed the surface with the side of his popsicle stick to smooth it out.
The effect of this technique transformed ordinary crayon into a lustrous surface.
Jim is developmentally disabled and autistic and no longer able to make art. Most of his buildings came from his imagination, yet reflect the common structures of small towns in the midwest.
A one-person show of Jim Work's largescale highway drawings were exhibited at Intuit in Chicago, the summer of 2001.
Prices available upon request.
|1. 20" x 19"
|2. 18" x 24"|
|3. 14 1/2" x 20"|
|4. 13 1/2" x 31"|
|5. 19" x 45"|
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