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Branches Poster featuring the painting Strange Fruit by Alys Caviness-Gober

The watermark in the lower right corner of the image will not appear on the final print.

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8.00" x 10.00"

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10.00" x 12.00"

 

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Strange Fruit Poster

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Strange Fruit poster by Alys Caviness-Gober.   Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.

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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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