A bit about this drawing:
This hat is a favorite of the model's. She put in on for the final pose (about 20-30 minutes), and her expression and body posture changed, became stronger and more contemplative.
Pastel on 12"x16" black pastel paper.
About Public Notice 3:
I spent the last few days in Chicago, and I visited the Art Institute of Chicago every day.
There's a temporary installation on the Woman's Board Grand Staircase that I recommend. It's a site-specific work by Indian artist Jitish Kallat, titled Public Notice 3.
The risers of the staircase become lines of text, and the text is a powerfully moving message from the September 11,1893 address by Swami Vivekananda .
You can read Kallat's statement about this piece here.
I would add to the artist's description that the way Kallat uses the diverging branches of the grand staircase to deliver the same message reinforces Vivekananda's message that there are many paths to the same truth, part of his argument for tolerance.