Woman Reading, Signed, limited edition, giclee print
This listing for a a signed, limited edition giclee print on fine art paper. Each print comes with a 1/4 boarder. (The 5x7" mini-print has a slightly wider border.)
Learn more about this special piece below:
When I saw Trelani Michelle, of Krak Teet reading a book on Instagram, I was inspired to paint the poetic moment of a Black woman relaxed, reading, and looking sheltered by the long branches of the tree she was leaning on. Krak teet is a Gullah Geechee phrase meaning "to speak" and Ms. Michelle has published a book of the same name. The book description:
“Krak Teet” is a Gullah Geechee phrase meaning “to speak.” And the first-hand accounts in this book are transcribed directly from the grandchildren of the enslaved who laid the city’s treasured cobblestone roads and introduced its famous red rice and deviled crabs. Those who lived through what can be considered the country’s second wave of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.Krak Teet catalogs stories of struggle—Ms. Madie’s family of sharecroppers fleeing after her father sold a pig without permission, Mr. Roosevelt stuffing his mother’s stab wounds with cobweb to stop the bleeding, and Ms. Florie marching Broughton Street twice a day to protest segregation—alongside stories of success—Queen Elizabeth Butler becoming Savannah’s first black woman to own a car, Ms. Sadie making over $500 a week running numbers, and the city’s desegregation eight months before the Civil Rights Act passed.In the oral history tradition of Drums and Shadows, Krak Teet repositions Savannah’s black history as the basis for the whole versus a historical sidebar.