Sojourner Truth by Jane DeDecker
Abstract Figurative Bronze edition of 31 - 9x5x4"
A study of the important historic figure
Sojourner Truth, an African-American abolitionist and women’s right activist, was among the first voices of the women’s movement. She propelled the movement in its early days because she was willing to speak at time when few women did so.She willingly projected her voice against injustices. Her gaze is to the future – to the horizon – looking to a place where women – together – will turn the world “right side up again.” In my composition, I have sculpted her in her early 50’s, around the time she would have delivered her seminal speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?”
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