1953 . usa


Ike Morgan turned seventeen when he was committed. After many years of life spent in the hospital, he was released from the psychiatric institution to live with a roommate. He paints every day, two or three pieces at the same time, so that he can work in layers, leaving enough time for each layer to dry. Ike Morgan tirelessly repeats certain images, of which only the colors vary. Among them, there is the portrait of US President George Washington on the dollar bill, more recently Mona Lisa (from a reproduction in a book at the hospital) and the warrior princess Xena.