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Gary Lee Price - "Harriet Tubman Bench"

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  • Regular price $5,700.00

Artist: Gary Lee Price
Title: Harriet Tubman Bench
Medium: Bronze
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"Harriet Tubman was born into slavery, but she came to know her destiny was FREEDOM. Over the course of her life, she contributed to the physical and SPIRITUAL freedom of many people. She was one of the first abolitionists and was a ‘conductor’ of the Underground Railroad – a network of likeminded individuals dedicated to the liberation and freedom of enslaved peoples during the era of American slavery.I sculpted Harriet Tubman in one of her rare moments of repose, in order for you to converse with her on the topics of bravery and courage. I sculpted her with a pistol, as she was absolutely resolved to not let even her own family cower and rescind back into captivity and domination, as they fled their captors. She was determined that all people deserve respect and honor and most importantly FREEDOM – the freedom to create their own manifest destiny – not that of others! I truly hope you feel of her indomitable spirit and inherit that for yourself. May we not let her efforts in any way be in vain! THANK YOU, HARRIET." Gary Lee Price

Part of Price's Great Contributor series, this is a bronze sculpture of Harriet Tubman seated on a park bench. She is poised with a relaxed posture, her right arm resting along the back of the bench and holding a lantern, while her left hand holds a walking stick. Her attire is detailed, featuring a mid-length button-up dress, a headscarf, and laced boots. The sculpture captures the intricate folds of her clothing and gives a sense of texture to her dress and headscarf. The facial expression of the woman is contemplative and serene, as she gazes slightly upwards and off into the distance. The integration of the bench into the sculpture is an invitation for interaction, to sit alongside the figure.