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256 Never Again. Great Again.
Media:  Oil
Genre:  Landscape
Size: 6x8 in
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Artist's Notes

Artist's Notes:

Such strange times we live in. Strange times. Strange fruit. This work was inspired by the song, Strange Fruit, as sung by Nina Simone in 1965 (and written originally by Billie Holiday). A song in response to the lynchings of Black people in America (of which there were about 5,000 from the years of 1882-1978). 1978 is not that long ago. Just 4 years after my family and I came from Korea to the US, which means that lynchings were still happening during the first four years of my life in the US. It's when strange things happened simultaneously ... like when an Anglo family enveloped my family in love as they gave us food, shelter, and money and love as we transitioned into American life, while Anglo kids of a different family shoveled dog shit onto our driveway. I'm sure both families thought they were making America great again. Strange Fruit :: Billie Holiday
Southern trees
Bear strange fruit
Blood on the leaves
And blood at the roots
Black bodies
Swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin'
From the poplar trees
Pastoral scene
Of the gallant south
Them big bulging eyes
And the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolia
Clean and fresh
Then the sudden smell
Of burnin' flesh
Here is a fruit
For the crows to pluck
For the rain to gather
For the wind to suck
For the sun to rot
For the leaves to drop
Here is
Strange and bitter crop

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  • This is an original oil painting on gessobord by Jenny Doh.
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