Thursday, February 14, 2013

Post square 021413 ~ The Green Wave

The students, the teachers, and all the staff members from the custodian to the cafeteria workers, are wondering what happens now.

Their school, Springarn High, in Washington, D.C. is closing due to a city-wide diminishing enrollment in the public schools.

When the doors to the school close, it will also mean the end of a basketball team which has had a rich history. The ‘Green Wave’ has turned out generations of college all-stars, first-round NBA draft picks, Hall of Famers and two legends who made the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players list.

This drawing is done from a detail of a photo taken in a Springarn High hallway. I turned the gray tile wall into a colorful checkerboard by choosing a colored pencil at random to fill in each of the squares. I added patterns to the floor and door areas.  

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