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"Growing Pains", 2014
Archival Pigment Print
Edition 2/10
Print: 19" x 13"
Frame: 20" x 16"
Signature Label Included

This image represents adolescence and the uncomfortable transition into adulthood that we undergo. For young black men in America, moving from the carefree mentality of a child to the hyper-aware, hyper-conscious mindset of a man brings along many complicated elements. The image uses the large knife to symbolize the nature of Black maturation and its assumed threat, while the peanut jar acts as a reminder of the innocent origins and realities that we often emerge from.

Jackson and Joshua were born in 1993. Their collaborative work draws a medium between their two very individual examinations of life and modern Americanism. Their two perspectives bring forward an acutely electric body of work centered on mortality and life's moments of subtle madness and the understated absurdity within the everyday of American youths.

This work is on view at MINT Gallery as a part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography One's to Watch 2020 exhibition.

Donated By Jackson & Joshua Stewart