“Mama Said Knock You Out!”
Ink, graphite, colored pencil, scan underlay, photoshop adjustment
“In Cornwall, Connecticut, and wherever iron was made in the Birkshires, you may still see where burning mounds were: the hardwood is coming back in those hills, except for the chestnut, which reaches about ten feet before it browns and succumbs to the blight of 1904” (Sloane, 1965). In the words of LL Cool J, “Don’t call it a comeback…”
Sloane, Eric. A Reverence for Wood, Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1965.
Ladies Love Cool James, “Mama Said Knock You Out,” Mama Said Knock You Out, Def Jam/Columbia/CBS Records, 1990. 12” Single.