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Artist: Mikel Elam (February 17 1964 – ) Primary
Date: 2019
21st century
Dimensions: 22 1/4 x 30 in. (565.15 x 762 mm)
Dimensions Extent: sheet
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: North America, United States
Medium and Support: Offset lithograph and screenprint on paper
Edition Size: 46
Credit Line: Partial gift of the Brandywine Workshop and Museum Purchase with funds from the Black Art Fund, 2022.
Accession Number: 2022.17.13
Not on view.

"Now having a multitude of experiences within my lifetime through studies, travel and extraordinary mentorship, I have realized as a culture we are still chained to the past indiscretions. With all of this modernity, I am having the same feelings of invisibility and inequalities of my parents' parents. Technological booms, as futuristic as it sounds, have only continued to widen the gap between the haves and have-nots. This print works from the center out. It starts with the cosmos. Some might think of it as heaven. In essence the beauty of our origin. The figure in all of its manifestations emanating from the light. We remained chained to a flawed system. I wanted this print to look visually appealing through color and form. Upon deeper investigation, the eye will travel to the subtle symbols of society badly in need of repair."
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records

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