Artist of Slums: 2 Years Later

ACT III, SCENE I

Artist of Slums: 2 Years Later

It is a little side business for her, even though she says she is often reluctant to charge

From the Journal: 17 February 2020

Living room of Syann Summers, Skyview Apartments, Nashville. Two years ago Syann, then 19, dreamed of being an artist. She is in the same apartment on the top of the same hill overlooking the city of Nashville–though not the same city, it is a rapidly changing city–and she is still dreaming of art. She went through her new notebooks with us, just before the virus interrupted the whole world and trapped us inside. Her new works was colorful, intriguing. She has started taking requests, she said. Friends and family call her, send her a photo on Instagram, ask her, “Can you make a drawing of my photo for me?”

She sometimes walks around the apartments at night and looks at the lights of the city. 

I wish I could go into space and see the stars.

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Skyview Apartments

ACT III, SCENE I

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