Oprah: the Bequest and Pilgrimage:

This work is another in the series of pieces I’ve done on Black history. It was inspired by and is a tribute to not only Oprah Winfrey but to all African American women. It depicts a number of pioneering, legendary, Black women whose contributions helped shape the lives of present and future generations. This painting symbolizes the idea that no one person is an island unto themselves bus is intrinsically linked to the community through the history, struggles, and achievements of the past. Through blood, sweat, and tears of legendary women of the past, freedoms and opportunities have been handed down to later generations. Oprah symbolizes a woman who is not only keenly aware of these gifts she has inherited, but who uses them to the fullest and embarks on a journey to establish her own legacy to hand down.

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