“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

– James Baldwin

My second portrait of James Baldwin is built from the lyrics of the David Byrne song “They are in love.” Each piece up to this point from my Facing the Music series of drawings is connected to Talking Heads or David Byrne lyrics, in part because they have always spoken to me. Moreso, because I find a timelessness in Byrne’s writing, an adaptability to the current moment on a continual basis.

Marker on paper, 22×30 inches 2020