Perched high on a lift in the fourth floor contemporary galleries, Brooklyn-based artist Santi Moix is drawing directly on the wall with charcoal to create a striking piece entitled Huckleberry Finn, “I don’t take no stock in mathematics, anyway.” A lush tree resembling a fish is already visible. The final drawing will depict Huck Finn sitting on a hammock strung between two trees.
Once Moix completes the wall drawing, art handlers will hang colorful Moix’s watercolor, Fishing Day (Huck and Tom) directly over it. This piece was recently acquired by the museum and is being presented here for the first time with the addition of the wall drawing. Both are part of a series that was inspired by The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain’s novel about a boy’s coming of age on the Mississippi River in the mid-nineteenth century.
Photos and video are being posted to Flickr as Santi continues to work.