Rick Bartow's To Change, 1989. A black and white disembodied portrait of a head. Its image is marred with scarring and its skin seems held together by patchwork. Its face takes on two appearances: one small, a blind fold covering their eyes, another that is bigger, eyes open, seemingly more thoughtful. A cuff with holes is tightly clasped around their neck .The top of the image is bordered by abstracted designs.
Rick Bartow was a Native American sculptor, painter, and printmaker born in Newport, Oregon. He was a member of the Mad River Band of Wiyot Indians, a small tribe indigenous to Humboldt County, California. Bartow earned a BA in Secondary Art Educa...Read More