Item 13

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Phyllis Bluhm
And Still We Rise, 2013

Wooden box, nails, pencil shavings, wax, acrylic, yarn, found objects
20” by 13” (including bell) by 6” diameter (including figure)
$80 SOLD

“This piece, And Still We Rise, was conceived when viewing an exhibition on lynching. It was something, of course, I knew about, but at the same time didn't really know. The images stayed with me, simmering in my brain and heart, and I couldn't escape them. The collaged photographs were taken at the lynching’s.  Some were sent as postcards to friends. People approached these lynching’s as if they were going to a picnic, and often brought their children with them.”