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Branches Greeting Card featuring the painting Strange Fruit by Alys Caviness-Gober

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Strange Fruit Greeting Card

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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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Charlotte, NC

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congrats on the sale! An emotional painting from an awful time in our history

Thank you Susan!

WOW! Congratulation.

Artist's Description

Impression of the haunting lyrics of Billie Holiday's song, "Strange Fruit." From a few tree branches hang three shapes of lynched figures, inspired by a terrible event in Indiana history, the August 7, 1930 lynchings in Marion, IN of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, two African-American men. A third African-American man, 16-year old James Cameron, was also lynched, but was cut down before he died. Cameron became a Civil Rights activist throughout the 1950s and 1960s; he marched with Dr. King and later founded America￿s Black Holocaust Museum in 1988. In 1937 Abel Meeropol, a Jewish schoolteacher from New York, saw a photograph of the Marion, IN lynching and it inspired his poem "Strange Fruit," which then inspired a song by Billie Holiday. The hanged bodies represent not just those three Indiana men, but the thousands of lynchings that occurred in the United States (over 5,000 recorded; total number = unknown). The lynched figures dangle above a burning cross, symbolizing the dom...

About Alys Caviness-Gober

Alys Caviness-Gober

Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artists Program Grant Recipient (FY2017) Juried Member, Hamilton County Artists Association: painting (juried 2015) and photography (juried 2013) Artist Member, The Hoosier Salon. I live in Noblesville, Indiana. I have always loved art; as a child, I was diagnosed with an incurable lung disease, therefore physical limitations challenge my life. I am self-taught, and I am a juried painter and photographer in the Hamilton County Artists' Association. I started selling artwork locally in 2013; prior to that, I taught Anthropology at the college level. An artistic Jack of All Trades, I write poetry, short stories, memoirs, create paintings, jewelry, take photographs, handpaint...

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