Item 49

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Ingrid Scheibler
Down By the Riverside, 2016

Acrylic on canvas
36” x 36”

“With its interplay of positive and negative space, the black tree softly arches toward the river… creating an elegiac atmosphere. The painting resonates with the pre-Civil War Spiritual Down by the Riverside, a classic protest song: “I’m gonna lay down my sword and shield/Down by the riverside…I’m gonna lay down my heavy load…I ain’t gonna study war no more… .”