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Eliza Harris

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, I want to share my latest print.

It is a portrait of Kentucky Legend, Eliza Harris. 

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In a race for freedom, Eliza jumped across floating pieces of ice to cross the Ohio River with her baby.

At the Ohio Shore, she was greeted by a man who was going to return her to slavery…but after watching her death defying river crossing, he helped her connect with the ‘underground railroad’ where she was relocated to Canada.

This print was hard to photograph, because the bottom layer is a gold-metallic ink.  It really should be seen in person.