Strong Steady Hands

Alonzo Adams
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  • Limited edition. Edition size of 250 pieces.
  • Measures 30x24 inches (image size).
  • Ships signed and numbered and with certificate of authenticiity from the artist.
  • Giclee on Paper
  • Quilting Theme

Quiltmaking holds a profound history and significance within the African American community, representing more than just a craft but a cherished tradition of storytelling and cultural preservation. Rooted in the ancestral customs brought from Africa, quilts became a medium for communication and resistance during times of slavery and segregation. African American women, often overlooked in historical narratives, transformed scraps of fabric into intricate quilts, weaving together their collective experiences, hopes, and dreams.

These quilts served as maps to freedom, secret codes of the Underground Railroad, and silent witnesses to the struggles endured. Through generations, the art of quiltmaking has persisted, preserving the cultural heritage and celebrating identity. Today, quiltmaking continues to be a cherished practice, fostering community connection, storytelling, and honoring the ancestral legacy of those who came before them.

Alonzo Adams pays homage to the revered quiltmakers of the past and present with this release. The piece portrays an elder, her skilled hands weaving together a quilt with strength and precision. Through intricate details and masterful brushstrokes, Adams captures the essence of the time-honored tradition.

Limited edition. Giclee on paper. Measures 30x24 inches (image size). Signed and numbered. Certificate of authenticity from the artist. Edition size of 250pcs.


Cert. Of Authenticity Ships with a certificate of authenticity from the artist.
Edition Limited Edition
Edition Size 250
Framed Unframed
Height 30 inches
Length 24 inchers
Medium Giclee on Paper
Signed Ships signed and numbered by the artist.
SKU adams-hands
Alonzo Adams

Alonzo Adams

His pallette is dominated by the earth tones favored by Rembrandt and the American artists he admires, giving his work a poetic, pensive quality. His professional goal is to keep integrity in art, and his personal ambition is to hang in the world’s great art museums alongside the masters he reveres. For today, he remains engaged in portraying contemporary black lifestyles, inspired by everyday sights and sounds that deserve immortality in a constantly changing world. Alonzo Adams’ work has been featured in solo exhibitions at major public and private venues in the East, including Howard University and the Russell Senate Building in Washington, D.C., Rutgers University, Dow Jones and Uptown Records in New York. He has received commissions from Merrill Lynch, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Motown, Ortho Pharmaceutical, Absolut Vodka and Black Enterprise, among others His works hang in the collections of Bill Cosby, Andrew Young, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Earl Graves, Maya Angelou, Patti Labelle, Jasmine Guy, Eddie Murphy and Senator Bill Bradley. Browse and enjoy the great African American Art work from one of Today's most collected African American Artists, Alonzo Adams.

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