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Art Show: Alice Walker Illustrated

Open Gates

by Alma Lee

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An anonymous donor is awarding the Members' Choice winner $200 CASH!


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Art: Open Gates by Artist Alma Lee
I thought about naming this piece Open the Gates, and then came to the conclusion that is not something we plead or demand that God do. It is what he does for those he loves.  Other than "The Color Purple" I have to admit that I was not familiar with the work of Alice Walker.  When I was doing a little research for this contest, I read through a number of her poems.  What a discovery for me!  She so beautifully expresses my personal belief set.  As I read through I was thinking about the art, it had to speak the same truth of what I was reading.  This is my visual reaction to an excerpt from her poem the Afterlife:


"...But afterlife  just mirrors life,
So when we fly to Paradise
Our baggage is our current strife.
.."

Read Afterlife by Alice Walker


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