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FREDRICK DOUGLASS Collage

Samuel Fleming Lewis

United States

Collage, Paper on Canvas

Size: 48 W x 48 H x 1.5 D in

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My elementary school was multicultural although most of the students were Black. My African American teachers included great African Americans in their history curriculum to tell us of our cultural place in American history and to raise our self worth. Abolitionist Fredrick Douglass was a continuous fascination to me. The image used in this collage accompanied a newspaper article about a request for Douglass to write a Fourth of July speech. His response was to write an article that observed that all Americans were not free. The American Constitution failed to live up to the promise of “Liberty and Justice for all” This work is a classic historic portrait presented in a contemporary way to keep Black history alive.

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Collage:Paper on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:48 W x 48 H x 1.5 D in

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SAMUEL FLEMING LEWIS ARTIST STATEMENT I am an American artist best known for my abstract mixed media works on paper, collage works on canvas, and blind contour portrait drawings. The foundation of my work is collage. Incorporating my drawing or drafting methods with recycled printed materials, graphic design, and African art, I create collages. My collage pieces unite geometric shapes, abstracted forms, repetition, color, and patterns. I'm currently producing archival-quality digital monoprints by reinventing my collage, painting, and drawing works with new colors and compositions. My abstract representations of what I see or feel in my mind's eye are my blind contour portraits. I have complete freedom to create abstract portraits thanks to the drawing technique. While studying faces on images or African masks, I use graphite pencil, ink, oil-stick, or acrylic markers. I also utilize my face or body as a model by touching it while drawing. I want the handmade quality of my collages and drawings to attract the interest of viewers. As an artist, I produce vibrant graphic compositions that allow viewers to drift into the realm of artistic expression. Some of my works subtly raises awareness of prejudice, injustice, racial bias, homophobia, human rights, and other concerns while simultaneously being visually appealing.

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