Yearning To Breathe Free
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The title of this piece is an excerpt from ‘The New Colossus’ by Emma Lazarus - a sonnet engraved on the Statue of Liberty. The poem symbolizes America as a land of freedom, independence, and opportunity for all its inhabitants.
But for the black citizens of the United States, this promise remains unfulfilled. For them, freedom comes with an asterisk. And when a black man is forced to ask an officer for the simple right to breathe, it becomes very clear in whose hands that freedom lies.
Systemic racism has stifled America for long enough. Its stranglehold on the liberty of black lives must end. And with hope, the voices we raise today will allow the generations of tomorrow to breathe free.
Giclée print on Hahnemühle Pearl (285gsm) paper. A pearl/satin finish with a natural white tone and fine orange peel texture. Printed to the highest industry quality by a fine-art printer.
Unframed. Printed with white border for framing.
Archival life of 80 years in daylight, up to 200 years in darkness.
All editions are accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity to maintain the integrity of each print.
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