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Artist Jeffrey Richter
Saint Clair, Missouri
The Minute Man
Charcoal and Pastels
The Minute Man-I am constantly intrigued by WWI. It seems so dark, smoky, and cold,with the lack of medicine and the scary discontinued machines. Againin this drawing I am influenced by the aesthetics of antiquephotographs. After finding the photo to work from, I was instantlystruck by the posture and mood of the man. Thinking of how long thesemen would have lived during this war I incorporated the clock, a simple metaphor of a countdown to his death in The Great War. Theclock is set to 6:45, the exact time I started the drawing on December 1, 2011.