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St. Benedict The Moor


Acrylic by Tira Kindler
⏤ 23.5 in x 19.5 in, Framed

“I wanted to capture the emptiness of this abandoned school as it sits so beautifully in an expansive field with towering live oaks in the Lincolnville Historic district near my home. As I paint, I imagine the person who earned the job of designing it, and the pride they felt standing in that field once it was brought to life. Then I thought of all the African American children who attended school there and how it must have been their first opportunity to learn to read and write. There’s a story to this place, and now I’m a part of it, sitting with it in the beauty and the pain of it’s final hour. Then I remember, that as long as that painting exists, the story continues with whoever hangs it on their wall.”

Artwork may be picked up from STAAA on or after May 29th.

Shipping fees to be paid by buyer.

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Dimensions 23.5 × 19.5 in