Book: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Artist: Barbara Reid
Artist’s Statement: This book was published in 1960, and depicted a small Southern town where racial bias was imbedded in the culture. Atticus Finch, the lawyer, defended Tom Robinson, the accused, in the unjust trial. Scout Finch, the little daughter, is narrator of the story. It is the only published book by this author, and won a Pulitzer Prize for literature.
The mockingbird symbolized innocence; the court gavel, the so-called justice; with Atticus and Scout watching the events, and a background of red for unrest. I used mixed media of watercolor and ink, to symbolize mixtures of our American culture.