I'm Gonna Try. H. Tubman

46 in. x 30 in.
Paint, paper, cloth and engraving on wood
©Maureen Kelleher 2003
Detail image with engraved text. Back to gallery 1
Engraved text on the work:
I’m gonna try.   H. Tubman

Artist’s note: Harriet must have said to herself — over several days? weeks? months? — ‘I’m gonna try’ to break away. I’ve gotten so much pleasure and energy from thinking about Harriet Tubman and her working and walking to freedom.

* Awarded Second Prize, 2/05 Artists Council 36th Annual National Juried Exhibition, at Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA.
Juror: Susan Ehrlich, W. Coast Regional Collector for the Archives of American Art, a Research Center of the Smithsonian.

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