• Franklins Down Under Coming Out Tour

Title:
Franklins Down Under Coming Out Tour
Size:
55 x 122 x 8cm
Medium:
Synthetic paint on canvas ply box
Edition:
1
Year:
2021
Price:
TBA

Franklin not only had to bear being the first ‘Ruby Bridges’ of ‘PEANUTS’ but imagine if he had to conceal his sexual preference too?!

Add to that… he’s part Aboriginal!!! First featured late sixties, his colour of skin immediately sparked outcry by racist community members.

In this piece, I bring these iconic cartoon characters to this continent, within a bonafide ‘Blak Douglas’ Western Desert landscape.

Creating this image was quite nostalgic for me. Much of my formative art was trained upon ‘learning’ to draw existing cartoon characters from newspaper strips. ‘Peanuts’, ‘The Wizard of ID’, ‘Snake Tales’, ‘Smurfs’ etc etc. So this fictitious illusionary adaptation stands as a proud attempt at advancing upon the honoured egalitarianism of the profound work of Charles M. Shulz.

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