Self Portrait

Support this Artwork by Blake Lenoir

Self Portrait, Blake Lenoir - Embedded
Self Portrait
2005 - Colored Pencil on Paper, 22” x 22”
This is an art piece that still requires support to become a part of Access Livings permanent collect. To help support this artist please contact Riva Lehrer at her information below.

In Lenoir’s “Self Portrait,” animals from every continent play and sleep among undulating sweeps of river and forest. Each creature is a tiny portrait; many look back at the viewer as if pleading for recognition. Lenoir places himself in this natural paradise, which makes this a quietly remarkable picture; popular culture is full of images of African American men in gritty, urban settings, as if this is their only possible location. Lenoir’s quiet face, at home in this Eden, resembles a shield protecting these wild inhabitants. In the distance, a woman peeks out from behind a tree, another flicker of humanity in a world from which most of us have absented ourselves.
Riva Lehrer