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Winslow Homer's The Gulf Stream
Winslow Homer's The Gulf Stream
acrylic, masonite, steel, wood, magnets
28" H X 56" W

Since its creation, “The Gulf Stream,” painted by Winslow Homer in 1899, has been the subject of much speculation on its meaning and potential use of metaphor to examine the plight of race in the post-Civil War Deep South. I chose this work while considering the complexity of issues surrounding our contemporary Gulf Coast. Viewers are invited to insert magnets as a way to challenge convention and history.