text pencil drawing "Checkered Headdress" by artist Joe Hardesty
Checkered Headdress
Pencil on Paper
27.5" x 39.5"

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In this drawing a middle-aged man crippled with cerebral palsy is looking out at the viewer. The man is wearing an all white tunic and the checkered white and black headdress worn by many men in the Middle East. The severity of the man’s physical disability has twisted him into a fleshy pretzel. He has a thin line of drool falling from the left side of his mouth and pooling on his chest.

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