The Gatherer

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  • Limited Edition. Edition Size of 25 Pieces.
  • Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas
  • Ships Signed and Numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Artist.
  • Inspired by the Horrors of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
  • Ships Unstretched and Rolled in a Strong Tube and then Placed in a Box for Additional Security.

On the peaceful African coast, a courageous African woman stands with her baby securely wrapped around her back. In one hand, she holds a spear, a symbol of her bravery and strength, while the other grips a woven basket, which she uses to gather the gifts of the land. As she carries out her daily tasks, she notices ships approaching from the horizon—vessels she does not yet recognize as signs of unimaginable horror. At this moment, she stands at a pivotal point in history, caught between gathering the fruits of her labor and the looming threat of being gathered herself and forced into the chains of bondage.

These slave ships mark the beginning of a brutal chapter in history. The year is 1619, signifying the start of the transatlantic slave trade when the first enslaved Africans were brought to America. The year 1865, displayed on this artwork, marks the year when the 13th Amendment was ratified with the goal of ending slavery in the United States.

Giclee on canvas. Ships signed and numbered and with a certificate of authenticity from the artist. Hand embellished. Measures 36x44 inches. Edition size of 25.

This canvas work of art ships unstretched in a strong tube that is then placed in a box for additional protection.

Cert. Of Authenticity Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Artist.
Collection The Catch Series
Edition Limited Edition
Edition Size 25 Pieces
Framed Unframed
Height 36 inches
Length 44 inches
Medium Canvas
Signed Ships Signed and Numbered by the Artist
SKU wak-gatherer


WAK is an artist on a mission, but his is no solo trip: He wants to take you on the journey, too. His destination is a place where more African-Americans will appreciate, own and even create fine art that honors their rich heritage and hope filled destiny. So far, tens of thousands of people have willingly followed Williams to that vista – including talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, and actor comedian Bernie Mac. From celebrity homes to small businesses, corporate offices and women’s spas, Williams’ original and lithograph artwork hangs from coast to coast. In fact, his collection of 50 lithograph prints – created under the “WAK Artistry” signature – is the most widely circulated urban fine arts series in the nation. Diverse in their themes, the art is painted by Williams in mixed mediums, and then produced as lithographs in various limited – and broad – edition quantities.

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