Voices of the Delta: Aj Smith

Aj Smith, Faces of the Delta: Geraldine, 2012–2016, graphite pencil, 46 x 36 inches

The Faces of the Delta Series consists of several silverpoint and large-scale graphite pencil drawings to portray individuals living in relatively remote isolated communities of the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta. This series of drawings celebrate the gift of honesty and majestic ordinariness, even when faced with political, economic, and social deprivation.

– Aj Smith