the parkhurst papers

 

carlwilsonart 
 

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

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.

O Pioneers!
O Pioneers!

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

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.

Renaissance Man
Renaissance Man

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

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.