Women's Picnic

Chris Patterson's avatar Chris Patterson Vote Code: 68313

Women's Picnic (still under completion) is a drawing referenced from a photograph that my mother found in my grandmother's closet after she passed away. The photo was taken July 21 ,1954 outside the Michigan Trust Company Building on Ottawa and Pearl in downtown Grand Rapids. My grandmother, surrounded by 68 other women, presumably her colleagues from Butterworth Hospital, are pictured in the photo prior to their departure for a picnic in Grand Haven. What makes this photo even more special to us wasn't realized until I began drawing it for Art Prize. We realized that the date is 6 months before my mother's birthday, which means technically, she is in this photo too!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: .2''
  • Medium: Graphite
  • Width: 36''
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 29''