The Messenger: A'int I a Woman
- Pays Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Sojourner Truth and the powerful message she was trying to share with others.
- Available as Giclee on Paper or Giclee on Canvas
- Limited Edition
- Ships Signed and Numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Artist
- A Member of Edwin Lester's Message in a Bottle Series
A limited edition release by Edwin Lester inspired by Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman" speech from 1851.
The speech was a powerful indictment of the way women and specifically Black women were treated in American society at that time.
In her speech, Sojourner Truth was trying to communicate that women, especially Black women, were not treated equally to men in society, and that this treatment was unjust. She spoke out against the prevailing idea that women were weak and dependent, pointing out that she herself had worked hard and endured much hardship and suffering as a slave and then as a free woman. She also criticized the exclusion of Black women from the mainstream feminist movement, arguing that they too were entitled to the same rights and opportunities as white women.
Ultimately, Sojourner Truth's speech was a call to action, urging women to stand up for themselves and fight for their rights, and challenging society to see women as fully human and deserving of respect and equality.
Edwin Lester depicts a young African American woman who inspired by Sojourner is carrying this same message and sharing it with others. She is committed to fighting the good fight for women's equality. This is alluded to by the fact that the message in the bottle in her hand is Sojourner's "A'int I a Woman" speech.
Another powerful narrative and testimony communicated through the medium of activist art by the talented Edwin Lester.
Available as a Giclee on Paper (36x15 inches) or as a Giclee on Canvas (46x17 inches). All limited editions ship signed and numbered by the artist and with a certificate of authenticity from the artist. They are also inspected prior to shipping to ensure that they are up to our standards.
Giclee on Paper Edition Size: 50 pieces
Giclee on Canvas Edition Size: 50 pieces
All canvas giclées are treated with an ultraviolet (UV) coating to preserve the artwork and ensure it displays properly.
Note: The Giclee on Canvas ships unstretched and rolled in a tube.
|Cert. Of Authenticity||Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Artist|
|Collection||Message in a Bottle Series|
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|Medium||Paper or Canvas|
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Edwin LesterEdwin was born in Philadelphia, PA. He is a self-taught artist who brings a very sophisticated and technically advanced style of realism to his figurative and atmospheric paintings. His work centers on themes that are important and personal to him. The narrative approach allows the artist to convey an emotion, a moment in time as if reading without the turning of pages.
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