Grandpa Morgan Tuskeegee Airmen

Richard Mitchell's avatar Richard Mitchell

My work for this year is a commemorative piece about my grandfather who was a Tuskegee airmen in WWII. I have researched his war record, images of the P-51 Mustang airplane he flew and even located an audio recording he made of his "memorable experiences in WWII." From this research I have created a large ink on fabric drawing of him in uniform next to his airplane the P-51 mustang. It is 9ft x 5ft . Completed entirely freehand this is a ballpoint pen drawing on stretched cotton. I hope to celebrate his memory and tell his story through the exhibition of this piece in the artprize event.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2in
  • Medium: Ink on cotton
  • Width: 8ft 9in
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 4ft 9in