Pencil on paper
Over the years, I have collected photos that are unique, candid, or casual. My parents grew up in the early 1950’s, and this photo intrigued me due to its relevance of “their day” in addition to the ability for one thing (the engine) to capture the attention of several people at once. I felt all combined to create an interesting piece of art.
This piece was done while I was in my senior year of high school. I was “grounded” for typical teenage shenanigans and decided to spend my weekend putting this together for a required art term project. Several months later, my art professor informed me she had, unbeknownst to me, entered this piece in a Congressional art contest for the State of North Carolina. It won and resulted in a college scholarship funds and hung in the US Capitol during 1988-1989. It has become a family joke that had I not gotten in trouble, President Reagan and others, would have never been able to see this piece as they came and went to Congress!
Brent is a Busey Wealth Management Associate from our Fort Myers, Florida location.