AGB: Come and Play Chess with Me

Abstract

This political artwork shows a chessboard with opponents Alexander Graham Bell (AGB) and Oralism vs. American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture.

Creator

Paul Scearce

Title

AGB: Come and Play Chess with Me

Date

2018

Medium

Digital art

Description

A painted portrait of Alexander Graham Bell, dressed in an gray old fashioned three-piece suit. He has a shock of white hair on top with his face framed in white sideburns and fluffy beard. In front of him is a chessboard, with the black pieces on his side. He is reclined in his seat, waiting. The white pieces are set up on the bottom, as if waiting for the viewer to join in and play.

Citation

Paul Scearce, “AGB: Come and Play Chess with Me,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed May 29, 2022, https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/items/show/795.