Located a few blocks north of Bricktown and centered on NE 2nd Street, Deep Deuce was once a regional center for black culture and jazz music during the 1920s and 30s. It is also the largest African-American downtown neighborhood in Okc in the 1940s and 50s.
OKC from Deep Deuce is a tip-of-my hat to this city view. I framed the 20x30 ink on canvas to include the parked truck near the railroad tracks.
Ralf Ellison was born here. He once worked the tables at the Skirvin Hotel for a dollar and hour. Don't recognize the name? Try The Invisible Man. It knocked off Earnest Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea from the best seller mountain.
Here's the opening line that many white people gloss over and miss...not so others who lived life in the 20th century...
“I am an invisible man … I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.”
Oklahoma City from Deep Deuce is a 20x30 Ink on Canvas. $595 plus tax, and insured shipping. ($85)
Another version exists that really pops when displayed on the wall. 20x30 on a sheet of ink-fused aluminum. $749 (includes a wall hanger for easy display)
A sheet of aluminum is measured and cut. It is buffed smooth and a layer of white ink is baked in. Afterword, my image on mylar is baked at 400º on top of the white. The inks are permanently infused into the metal. A wall hanger is adhered to the back for wall display.