Asheville Black History Matters

I have been working on this piece for a month solid. Bookworks sponsored a 2nd steam roller print event in which we select few artists create a large linocut that would be pressed and printed with a steam roller.

Asheville is my community and I chose this subject matter inspired by the use of printed works to further democracy.

My artist’s statement:

 I was inspired by lectures of Dr. Darin Waters of UNCA about “collective historical memory” and as a white Ashevillian felt like it could be a learning experience that I could pass on through this work and inspire others in my community to take a look at the rich history that is in danger of becoming forgotten as our town becomes more homogenized.
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I will post a finished print soon with some pertinent  information…
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