acrylic on canvas; 24×18″

“This is an image of a little black boy wearing shorts and standing in the middle of a very dark room (in OTR) staring out a narrow window from where a bit of light is coming in. It symbolizes the dark conditions of life for black children, and the glimmer of hope that things may get better in the future. Inspired by one of Daniel Ransohoff’s photographs of life in OTR.“

ARTIST BIO: Michael Romanos is an architect by training and has devoted more of his time to his woodworking and his art since he retired from his DAAP/University of Cincinnati professorship a few years ago. A native of Greece, he has lived, explored, worked, photographed and painted in many parts of the world including Europe, South America and South and Southeast Asia.