Title: “Paul Robeson”
Materials” Muslin, Ink, Embroidery Thread
Dimensions: 8″ x 10″ matted
Description: Hand-drawn, hand-carved, hand-printed, and hand-embroidered linocut
Fun Fact: This print was wholly inspired by Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem, “Paul Robeson.” Full text below for a mid-morning pick-me-up:
we all heard it,
cool and clear,
cutting across the hot grit of the day.
The major Voice.
The adult Voice
forgoing Rolling River,
forgoing tearful tale of bale and barge
and other symptoms of an old despond.
Warning in music words
devout and large,
that we are each other’s
we are each other’s
we are each other’s magnitude and bond.