Field Trip

The name of this artwork is “I Can’t Breathe” created by Sarah Sandman. Her artwork was inspired by a man named Eric Garner who said “I can’t breathe” 11 times during his fatal confrontation with police on July, 7, 2014. Held in a chokehold that eventually led to his fatality. His death caused an uproar that led students and teachers at Hostos Community College to create “Hostos Hands Up” to response to his death. The artwork is a cardboard cut out of a hand that is purposely black to stand with the black community. On the hand is a sticker that reads Eric Garner’s last dying words, “I CAN’T BREATHE”.


This image depicts the making behind the famous children’s book, A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman. In the first image illustrates ink on board, second shows only watercolor on board, and finally is graphite and watercolor on paper. Overall, the drawing in the book was first adapted into a line drawing and watercolor before the printed proof. The only way the work was protected was with a sheet of vellum during transportation between the artist’s studio and the publisher,


The name of this artwork is, “Home to Harlem” created by Don Freeman in 1935. This work was made on a canvas with oil paint. The work illustrates a mother with two of her daughters in which they seem to be in a small apartment in Harlem, New York.