Title: The Potato Eater
Medium: Charcoal on drawing paper
Drawing Size: 8×10″
Matted and Framed, Outer Dimensions: 11×14″ – matted with black wooden frame and double white mat, under standard glass. Hinge hardware on back of frame for wall mounting (framing shown in situ).
This charcoal drawing of the artist’s youngest son, Langston is also a universal cultural icon of a child with a large McDonald’s french fry. The look of happiness, mixed with the mischief of getting a treat is captured in the subject’s face. This modern depiction of childhood is titled “The Potato Eater,” after Van Gogh’s title of a bygone era of the kerosene lantern painting, “The Potato Eaters,” which showed a group of people eating what seemed to be boiled potatoes around a table. This piece poses the subject at a table with the widely-preferred fried potato in the McDonald’s brand fry box.