Heavy Burdens

Larry Brown
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  • Artist: Larry "Poncho" Brown
  • Size: 28x22 inches
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Signed and Numbered
  • Certificate of Authenticity from the Artist

In the somber shadows of a busy city street, an African American homeless veteran sits, carrying the invisible weight of war's haunting memories. All the atrocities he witnessed and endured are etched deep within his soul. Clutching a weathered cardboard sign that reads, "Will work for food," he seeks solace and survival amidst the indifference of a society that turned its back on him upon his return.

The heaviness in his eyes reflects the untold stories of comrades lost and the profound isolation he feels. His trembling hands, once molded by discipline and duty, now carry the scars of neglect and unfulfilled promises. Yet, in his worn countenance, he silently battles the demons that torment him. His presence is a stark reminder of the unfulfilled obligations society owes to those who sacrificed everything. In his struggle, he embodies the forgotten voices, urging us to confront the wounds of war and stand united in providing the support and compassion that should accompany our heroes back home.

This release was originally commissioned by Wholeness Development, Inc to benefit homeless veterans in 2008. 

A limited edition work of art by Larry "Poncho" Brown. Giclee on paper measuring 28 inches x 22 inches and available as a standard limited edition, artist proof, or remarque. "Heavy Burdens" ships signed and numbered by the artist and with a certificate of authenticity. 

Limited Edition: 50pcs. (Edition Size) - $300.00 (Cost)

Artist Proof: 50pcs. (Edition Size) - $400.00 (Cost)

Remarque: 25pcs. (Edition Size) - $500.00 (Cost)

Cert. Of Authenticity Certificate of Authenticity provided by the artist.
Edition Limited Edition
Edition Size See Product Description
Framed Unframed
Height 28 Inches
Length 22 Inches
Medium Giclee
Signed Signed and Numbered by the artist
SKU labr207
Year Released 2008

Larry Brown

Larry "Poncho" Brown, is a native of Baltimore, MD. He started his first business at the age of 17 as a signwriter and he has been a full time artist ever since. Poncho received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. His art, both fine and commercial, has been published nationally in Upscale, Ebony, Ebony Man, Essence, and Jet magazines. In February '99 his art was featured in the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History Textile Series No. 2 book entitled "Wrapped In Pride". His popular works have been prominently featured on several TV shows and movies including "Soulfood", "The Wire", "A Different World", "In The House" and "Avalon". His work adorns the walls of the likes of Bill Cosby, Dick Gregory, Anita Baker, Susan Taylor, Ed Gordon and Bernard Bronner just to name a few.

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Angelique C.

Heavy Burdens

This piece speaks to alot of our ancestors as well as our generation. Alot of our people then and now can definitely relate to this piece. Heavy Burdens can never keep us down.

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Heavy Burdens

I like this piece of Exquisite art... It depicts a man with a sign that says... Will work for food. I love it because it done in bold colors... surrounded by tall buildings... And he's shown to be healthy and strong... Instead of Meek and weak as we see today on the streets... Excellent work!!! 5stars


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