Children of Glass Series 2019

In this new and ongoing series, I have focused on the plight of the children

of the glass industry in the United States around 1910, with a specific focus on Southern New Jersey.

These original images were taken in the factories by the famous photographer Lewis W. Hine under the guise of selling bibles to gain entrance. Some were posed and many were action shots taken during the midnight shifts. These young boys worked around the clock during all shifts, thus skipping school and missing a lot of their childhood as well.

These images are created by experimenting with mixed media, combining my painting and digital skills with glass, metal, cold wax, oil and film.

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Night Shift

12x12" Mixed Media on Board