Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 37-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.
After doing the first few “At The Counter” paintings, I knew I’d be adding work that refers to the 1960 lunch-counter sit-ins. Over on my artist site, I’ve written about that, sequential art, clowns and astronauts racing horses! Can making art about events, concepts and emotions be called bearing witness? I think it can.
“Trapped Against” from Dovetail (K, 1992) (download):