Princess Wee Wee Riding a Hound
Pen and ink, 5.75 x 4.5 inches, 2000
Collection of Felicity 'Bebe' Benoliel
Princess Wee Wee, an African American lady of famously
small stature and unfortunate name, is here seen in a composition inspired
by a woodcut of a young German princeling riding a pony. A pony might
as well be a Clydesdale for Wee Wee, so I thought that given her size a
noble greyhound would serve as a more suitable mount.
This drawing is dedicated to the memory of Felicity "Bebe"
Benoliel, founder of
the Creative Artists Network (now called the Center for
Emerging Visual Artists), who passed away shortly after adding this drawing to her collection.
Bebe's generosity of spirit and unflagging enthusiasm for art in all
its manifestations was and continues to be an inspiration for all who knew
her, especially for the generation of artists she nurtured through C.A.N.
during its first fifteen years.
One of Princess Wee Wee's pitchcards may be seen
All Images and Text © James G. Mundie 2003 - 2010