A R T I S T S ' S T U D I O Dad is 57 (2018) Graphite on paper by: NGUYEN, Nathan The artist captured his father squeezing lime juice into a bowl of vegetarian phở, a rare moment of quality time. This dinner is a tradition between the artist and his father: Vietnamese food for dinner after the artist has come from home from school, after having been away for most of the year. The details dedicated to depicting his father’s face is a nod to the lifelong dedication his father had in supporting the artist’s goals. Other details of the depicted scene are not so important in relation to the artist attempting to preserve the memory of his father’s face. IT Magazine / April Issue 27