Kenneth Laird
Freedom of Speech—Fake News, 2017
Graphite pencil and Photoshop on rag paper

Created as a drawing and completed with digital media, this piece by Kenneth Laird of High Point, North Carolina offers a contemporary perspective on Freedom of Speech. “The American diet of round-the-clock cable news and the proliferation of “fake News” stories on social media has eroded this freedom’s foundation,” said the artist. An accomplished creative director, the artist is also a professional illustrator and portraitist.