"My profound walk in Washington DC through Lafayette Square, Pennsylvania Ave and Black Lives Matter Street (16th) on Sept. 16, 2020 revealed an ominous juxtaposition of solidarity and brutality. The artwork here expresses this division with images that are cut off by with the same fences that hold the portraits of victims. A divided yellow mural with the words "Freedom Libera" serve to provide a unifying component to this powerful visual message. I infused my own hand-drawn portraits to further emphasize my tribute." Julie
My process: Of all my work, this is perhaps the piece I spent the most time on. Visiting the sight with my daughter, who was at the protest that day, I took many photos. I then cropped, altered and enhanced each one to create the flow of the montage. The flow of the piece is stifled by my stylized and enlarged photo of the fence seen in front of the White House. Using my photo of a painted wood fence that contained the word "freedom" in 4 different languages, I divided it up to give way to a positive flow through the piece that juxtaposes the negative black fence divisions. After hand-drawing the portraits of the two faces, I photographed them and infused them into the piece to anchor the ends with humanity.
Limited edition of only 30, each piece is digitally signed and numbered.
Free and safe shipping!
Printing and shipping time varies based on size and presentation, usually between 7-31 days.
Especially nice in our warm silver frame.
Paper Print - Images are vibrantly printed in giclée style on white Premium Archival Matte paper using archival inks that show vivid authentic colors. Plenty of white space is added around the image allowing a natural (faux) mat that fits the frame opening. My printers are green certified, Printed in Kansas City Mo.
Canvas Wrap - Image is vibrantly printed on quality textured canvas cloth, sealed to a fade-resistant satin finish, and hand-stretched tightly around a hand-made wood stretcher. Depth of stretcher 1.5-2.0" depending on size. Made in Kansas City MO.
Artistic Variations Available - Anything is possible! I can transform this into a lovely black and white versions or any other customized color scheme to match your space and style. Prices are very comparable. Email your request.
LARGE sizes to 60x40" Canvas "murals" to 9x9" plaques.
We'll Frame it For You - Right here on this site! For this separate sale, see our Framing page. Any style and size! To frame this art, use this link: 1:1.25 Ratio Frames. From as large as 60x40" wrapped canvas floating in a studio frame to a small 11x14" printed on metal, we'll create just the right look for your space.
Email your requests: Julie@ARTrgeousStudio.com