Sunday, January 9, 2011

Theodore Hill


Theodore Hill, a retiree from Atlanta's Sanitation Department, gained a modicum of fame when he was included in volume two of William Arnett's "Souls Grown Deep." I visited Mr. Hill some 15 years ago and acquired a couple of his mixed-media works, including the one pictured here, dated May 5, 1992. He frequently depicted three crosses made of whatever was at hand. I saw crosses made of cigarettes, husks and assorted other things. He showed me a photo with a strange light effect and was convinced it was a spirit image. I've lost track of Mr. Hill but have never forgotten him. If he's still with us, he's well into his 80s.

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