What gave these collages special power was their size. Originally they were no larger than 14 by 18 inches, but striving for monumentality, Bearden had them photographed and blown up to large black and white sheets, which he named 'Projections.' Their size was typically six by eight feet or four by five feet. . . Reviewers hailed them as 'startling,' 'emphatic,' 'moving,' 'memorable' and 'propagandistic in the best sense.'
-Michael Brenson



Home to Ithaca Return of Ulysses Mississippi Monday Three Women
The Processional Memories The Conversation Untitled 1965-1970
Family The Family Mother and Child The Baptism
The Burial Early Carolina Morning Summertime 'Round About Sunset
Return of the Prodigal Son Carolina Shout Jefferson Cooley's Evening Guitar Empress of the Blues
Patchwork Quilt The Sea God Quilting Time The Sea Nymph
The Block Maudell Sleet's Magic Garden Slave Ship Return of Odysseus