The work in progress below is the start of Queen of the Cotton Carnival. The final painting can be seen in the Mask Makers series. This work was created for a group show at Gallery C, Raleigh, NC, titled Southern Discomfort. I lived in Memphis for several years, so this image came to mind. The Memphis Cotton Carnival was a completely bigoted event that thankfully, has now ended. There are several symbols in the final painting of the racism involved.
Queen of the Cotton Carnival is available for purchase at Providence Gallery, Charlotte, NC