Dared To Be... A Necessary and Good Black Man (John Lewis)

D. Lammie-Hanson

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"This silverpoint drawing is a visual homage to the African American Civil Rights Icon, John Lewis. The words "Necessary Trouble" and "Good Trouble" were spoken by John Lewis as a call to action for civil rights and change discriminationin the United States.He was the last of the Big Six. He passed away July 17, 2020. Silverpoint is a technique of drawing that utilizes pure silver in wire form." -D. Lammie-Hanson Through the medium of silverpoint, self-taught artist D. Lammie-Hanson illuminates the soul of her subjects marrying together the luminescence of silver, light and shadow. At first glance the human eye adapts to the simplicity of the monotones of black and silver. Upon further review, simplicity gives way to the complexity of inspirational and positive images of individuals from the BIPOC community. The presence of each person is an unapologetic image of excellence. Born and raised in Harlem, New York in the late 1960's, Lammie-Hanson began exhibiting early in her career at the UN Geneva Palais des Nations in Switzerland in support of their efforts to address global homelessness. In 2007, she was the chosen artist of the year for Brooklyn Academy of Music's, BAM DanceAfrica. Ten years later, she has taught herself the 15th-century technique of "silverpoint" and has exhibited nationally and internationally with this new medium at Art Basel Miami, GW Carver Interpretive Museum & Wiregrass Museum of Art, both in Alabama; Arts Council of New Orleans, the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, and Ogden Museum of Southern Art to name a few. Lammie-Hanson resides in the city of Chicago. And in 2021, Lammie-Hanson became a cohort in the capstone Center Program at the Hyde Park Arts Center in Chicago. Dimensions: 11 x 17" (matted to 16 x 20")
Materials: Limited edition signed and numbered print of original silverpoint drawing



D. Lammie-Hanson
(Lakeview East)

Through the medium of silverpoint, self-taught artist D. Lammie-Hanson illuminates the soul of her subjects marrying together the luminescence of silver, light and shadow. At first glance the human eye adapts to the simplicity of the monotones of black and silver. Upon further review, simplicity gives way to the complexity of inspirational and positive images of individuals from the BIPOC community. The presence of each person is an unapologetic image of excellence. Born and raised in Harlem, New York in the late 1960's, Lammie-Hanson began exhibiting early in her career at the UN Geneva Palais des Nations in Switzerland in support of their efforts to address global homelessness. In 2007, she was the chosen artist of the year for Brooklyn Academy of Music's, BAM DanceAfrica. Ten years later, she has taught herself the 15th-century technique of "silverpoint" and has exhibited nationally and internationally with this new medium at Art Basel Miami, GW Carver Interpretive Museum & Wiregrass Museum of Art, both in Alabama; Arts Council of New Orleans, the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, and Ogden Museum of Southern Art to name a few. Lammie-Hanson resides in the city of Chicago. And in 2021, Lammie-Hanson became a cohort in the capstone Center Program at the Hyde Park Arts Center in Chicago.