SALE! Start your year with EBSQ for just $6.50/month! Click here for details.

Art Show: 5th Annual Ripped Off Show


by Ann Harper

Banner for 5th Annual Ripped Off Show art show

Art: Redemption by Artist Ann Harper
This piece was created for the EBSQ Ripped-Off Show, 2005.

This is my interpretation of John Borrero's "Redemption". His work is awe inspiring and beautiful in it's unique complexity. Though the work I chose for inspiration is wonderful in it's simplicity. The Redemption girl (I call her Lucy Jane)turned out differently than I had envisioned but then, she already has a life and a form given to her by her original creator. I just fleshed her out a bit and she "lived" for me.

Thank you so much John!

SHE danced, near nude, to tom-tom beat, With swaying arms and flying feet, ’Mid swirling spangles, gauze and lace, Her all was dancing—save her face.

A conscience, dumb to brooding fears, Companioned hearing deaf to cheers; A body, marshalled by the will, Kept dancing while a heart stood still:

And eyes obsessed with vacant stare, Looked over heads to empty air, As though they sought to find therein Redemption for a maiden sin.

’Twas thus, amid force driven grace, We found the lost look on her face; And then, to us, did it occur That, though we saw—we saw not her

By: James Weldon Johnson

Detail Images

Detail Image for art Redemption

Detail Image for art Redemption

Detail Image for art Redemption

John's Origianl Redemption


By commenting, you agree to our Community Guidelines.

© 2000-2024 EBSQ, LLC - All rights reserved - Original artists retain all rights
EBSQ Self Representing Artists - is a division of EBSQ, LLC