American Teenager

American Teenager

“Just Another American Teenager”, graphite on paper 26w X 18″.

Here’s the story on this piece. I was jumping in and off of trains in New York shooting. I decided to ride back to Brooklyn. The girl in the drawing was talking to her mother who was trying to console her. She was upset about firing in with the girls in school and the boy she had a crush on didn’t know she existed. At that moment it highlighted the fact that she wasn’t a Muslim girl, but just another American teenager in my mind. In short people are people. We divide ourselves over the color of our skins, our gender, gender identity, sexual preferences, religious views, social class and who our preferred Presidential candidate happens to be; but really we’re all just people. I can only hope one day that people realize that and drop the hate. ‪#‎newyork‬‪#‎subway‬ ‪#‎graphite‬ ‪#‎drawing‬ ‪#‎artist‬ ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎urban‬ ‪#‎monochromatic‬ ‪#‎pencil‬‪#‎brooklyn‬ ‪#‎dtrain‬ ‪#‎train‬ ‪#‎passenger‬ ‪#‎muslim‬