Edwin Lester - And Still I Dream

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Reproduction From the original.
Giclee on Canvas
21 x 31 inches
Signed by  Artist
Watermark symbol not on image.


This piece depicts a young man clinging on to the dream that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. articulated in his monumental “I Have A Dream” speech. The dream is that of a leveled plain, as referenced from Isaiah 40, verses 4 and 5.
( Isaiah 40 : 4 & 5)  Engraved on bracelet of image.


1.  A worn and aged bible shows how long we have held on to the dream.

2. The grasping of the chess piece symbolizes the belief in Dr. King’s message and dream.

3. The plowing of the field with the “40″ hidden, shows how, despite unkept promises, we continue to work hard to survive in a land we helped to build.

4. The leveled plain with the shack juxtaposed to the White House represents how far a people have come. From the Slave House to the White House.

 






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