Why

Basic Information

Title: Why
Artist(s): Leslie Roberts
Date Created: 2019
Unframed Dimensions: 24 x 18 in.

Description

Acrylic gouache, colored pencil, ink, graphite on gessoed panel

Handwritten text: Sentences preceded by “why,” from news reports, email, and other sources.

Transcript:

Is this happening

Did I get this

Aren’t people angrier

Do you want this job

Can’t we sleep

Am I writing you

Do filmmakers love van Gogh

Would a company buy back its own stock

Settle for less than the best

Do you ask

Make things worse than they already are

Would anyone fly anything but nonstop

Wait another minute

Do we eat what we eat

Don’t you wash your blond child’s hair in dead champagne

Play games with your health like this

Do people feel personally affected by the finale

Take risks

 

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