the parkhurst papers

 

carlwilsonart 
 

Sprites Of Singing Tree
Sprites Of Singing Tree
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Dare To Work and Love
Dare To Work and Love
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This Is How Her Garden Grows
This Is How Her Garden Grows
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Hoodwise
Hoodwise
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Mr. Comedy Craps Out
Mr. Comedy Craps Out
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Both Sides Now
Both Sides Now
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Father John's Church...
Father John's Church...

The Parkhurst Papers is a series of prints I began about the neighborhood I lived in. It was scary and crime-ridden, but our block was populated by some of the finest and most refined people I know. It was a community of artists, writers, educators, and activists who believed they could and would make a difference.

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John R Girls
John R Girls

The Woodward/6 Mile/John R area of Detroit is its unofficial red light district. The women and transgender prostitutes there live desperate and dangerous lives.

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O Pioneers!
O Pioneers!

A Portrait of Jason and Joann Fligger, two of the finest residents of the Parkhurst Community.

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Church Of The Living Streets
Church Of The Living Streets

I call him Father John, the man with a vision of creating an artists enclave on Parkhurst. He's been working at it for many years.

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Renaissance Man
Renaissance Man

Gilbert was a multi-talented wunderkind. He cut our grass, gave dietary advice, walked dogs, and was a master chef.

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Coco Popped
Coco Popped

One of the worst days living on Parkhurst was the one where a transgender prostitute named Coco was shot to death in front of the house next door to us. My wife heard her final cries for help.

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