Ebony Visions First Lady Michelle Obama Limited Edition
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First Lady Michelle Obama Limited Edition. Focusing on women and childrens issues the First Lady brings a fresh perspective to family matters and encourages all citizens to participate in community service. By championing the Let's Move effort to reverse the rising trend of childhood obesity, the First Lady encourages healthy living through her actions and words.
Thomas Blackshear portrays First Lady Michelle Obama with the beauty and confidence she naturally possesses. The perfect companion to display with the President Obama figurine, this true likeness captures Michelle's graceful poise and strong demeanor.
= Limited to production close.
= Does not come with engraved plaque or signed by Thomas Blackshear.
= Does not come with 2010 commemorative brass plaque in wood base.
"I always knew I wanted to create Ebony Visions'. As an artist who happens to be black, I had distinct ideas about what I would like to see in the line." The elegant compeling figurines he created for the collection are a blen of both Art Nouveau and African culture, which Thomas calls "Afro-Nouveau." - Thomas Blackshear .Thomas Blackshear introduced Ebony Visions in April 1995 with the release of the first six Ebony Visions designs, The Storyteller, The Protector, The Nurturer, Siblings, Madonna and Tender Touch. Since then, Thomas Blackshear has created many new designs to add to the Ebony Visions collection. Thomas Blackshear's Ebony Visions collection is a master work of romantic symbolism. As with his paintings, these sculptures demonstrate Thomas Blackshear's incredible sense of design, unique eclectic style, and extraordinary mastery of color. Elegant drapery and delicate detail tantalize the eye while revealing each sculpted form. Thomas Blackshear's Ebony Visions depicts a full range of emotions that are both powerful and at the same time subtle. He deliberately portrays his Ebony Visions figures in a timeless setting in order to transcend a specific time, place, or culture. This unique collection of limited edition figurines emphasizes the beauty of the human form and symbolizes universal aspirations and ideals of humankind depicted through images that reflect the unique characteristics of the African American culture. For centuries classical beauty has been portrayed predominantly by white artisans who represent white subjects in their art. In this romantic and subtle tour de force, Thomas Blackshear creates a new vision of beauty and human emotion, an Ebony Vision.