Melissa Scheid Frantz Art


"Holding & Lifting" Giclee Print

"Holding & Lifting" Giclee Print

$10 of every purchase of this print will go directly to the National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESC), to help "ensure that Women of Color who are survivors of sexual assault receive the culturally relevant support and services they need; while raising the consciousness, outrage, and accountability within Communities of Color regarding violence against women."

"Holding & Lifting" was the first painting I created after the November 2016 U.S. presidential election.  For days after the election results I had a mix of feelings: numbness, directionless, uncertainty, and powerlessness. I did not know my role anymore in helping create social change. Throughout social media Toni Morrison’s wisdom kept appearing: that times of despair is precisely the time for creating art.  That message propelled me to turn to my art as a source of energy, certainty, and power.  The result is works of art that speak to the power of generations of women of color, of persistence, and hope.

The original painting (18"x24", oil on canvas) is still available for exhibit and sale. A high quality, archival reproduction of the painting is now available as an open edition, Giclee print.

Media: Archival Matte
Dimensions:  18" x 24"


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