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“You can’t control the Universe. You are the water, not the rock.”
— (via psych-facts)
— Iphigenia, from A Memory of Wind by Rachel Swirsky. (via sourirefugace)
This woman paved the way for African Americans through art. She was the first identified African American sculpter. She shocked those who believed that African American’s didn’t have the capacity for such intelligence and artistic capabilities. She combined perspective, talent, and emotion. She also insisted on making sculptures of those who were her heros. Black abolitionists and courageous women like Cleopatra.
After being accused of poisoning white women and stealing supplies for her art, Edmonia moved east to Europe. She first went to Florence where she was welcomed by Hiram Powers, America’s most famous sculptor. After Florence she made her way to Rome where she worked with other famous women sculptors of the time.
Her masterwork was The Death of Cleopatra, a striking portrayal of Cleopatra after she was bitten by her asp. It gave Edmonia both acclaim and controversy for showing Cleopatra in such in intimate way. This was atypical of the often portrayed beauty and strength.
she was also basically the first widely recognized Native American woman sculptor. her father was Haitian and her mother was African American and Mississauga Ojibwe.