Uncle Tom's Cabin by Malcolm Goff

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Malcolm Goff is an artist, father, husband, educator, and friend of many people. He develops his drawings, paintings, printmaking, and sculpture in reverence to the creator. Often his work is influenced by Afro-futurism, sacred geometry, symbols and history. Goff has been an artist his entire adult life & in August of 2015 he was honored with the prestigious PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD for the Truth to Power 3 show at Pleiades Gallery in Durham, NC. Currently he is leading an escape with Bruce Lee, and Jimi Hendrix from an Ewok holding cell. It was a complicated case of mistaken identity.

 

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Malcolm Goff is an artist, father, husband, educator, and friend of many people. He develops his drawings, paintings, printmaking, and sculpture in reverence to the creator. Often his work is influenced by Afro-futurism, sacred geometry, symbols and history. Goff has been an artist his entire adult life & in August of 2015 he was honored with the prestigious PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD for the Truth to Power 3 show at Pleiades Gallery in Durham, NC. Currently he is leading an escape with Bruce Lee, and Jimi Hendrix from an Ewok holding cell. It was a complicated case of mistaken identity.

 

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.

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Artist Statement

Can you use the other one I sent he other day Harriet Beecher Stowe gives so much insight into nuanced and complicated characters both for and against slavery. Character transformation and development is very important this story. However, one of the most important insights is into her mind as the author, with her references to Black people as, \"simple minded.\" Yet despite the common prejudice of her time, Stowe pulls no punches on many other levels, calling her white brethren out on their contradictions. I felt it was important to create a piece of art that was true to the story from its original time period, as well as my own reaction to \"Uncle Tom\'s Cabin\" through the eyes of this new millennium. My impression of many parts of the book was one of horror. Ms. Stowe deals head on with every issue related to American slavery: murder, stolen children, abuse, suicide, families being torn apart, willful mis-education of youth, the actual hunting of a family, humiliation, and more. With all that as the backdrop, rich people are deciding how they feel about it. In my art the duality of the faces I drew represents the way in which all the characters are trapped by racism and slavery, but forced to support it in various ways. The evil of it seems to pull apart their very souls. They struggle with moral dilemmas regarding Christianity, greed, lazy plantation owners, and what they feel is economic development on the broken lives of enslaved Africans. In many ways this book shows us the beginning of a path that we are still stuck on today regarding all the same issues but they have evolved into various new problems that we must solve. Perhaps by looking back at the beginning of this path that passes by Uncle Tom\'s Cabin, we can gain important insight for new solutions. — Malcolm Goff