Sharon's Blessing

Bernard Hoyes
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  • Serigraph
  • Limited Edition
  • Certificated of Authenticity from the Artist
  • Signed and Numbered by the Artist

A limited-edition work of art by Jamaican artist Bernard Hoyes. This image depicts a young Jamaican woman at a rite of passage ceremony during a revival. She is receiving her blessing and "coming of age" as her mother and family members watch. Officially becoming a woman in their culture and society.

This release was created in 1983 and the original is in the Richard Pryor Collection. A member of Bernard Hoye's Revival Series.

Paper Size: 33.375x23 inches
Image Size:
28.25x19 inches Medium: Serigraph
Edition Size:
199 pieces

Note: This is a serigraph which are higher-quality prints than digitally printed giclees. Serigraphs are produced using a silkscreen printing process. 

Cert. Of Authenticity Certificate of Authenticity from the Artist
Collection Revival Series
Edition Limited Edition
Edition Size 199
Framed Unframed
Height 33.375 inches
Length 23 inches
Medium Seriagraph on Paper
Signed Signed and Numbered by the Artist
SKU hoyes-sharonblessing
Year Released 1983

Bernard Hoyes

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Hoyes demonstrated artistic abilities early. When he was trotted off to live with a great aunt in rural Jamaica, his exposure to the revival cults, ceremonies and rituals planted seeds deep within, that would manifest in his Art years later. During the 70’s he, worked intensively on his “Rag Series” which symbolize, document and prophesied his journey from a struggling artist to one of prominence. In the early 80’s he began works that recall his Afro-Caribbean roots, specifically the rituals of African Spirituality and Christianity, since the Middle Passage. In this body of work, there is a heavy emphasis on the roles and power of woman, especially in the realms of music, dance and magic.

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