Natural Born Free
by Gail Gaines
(The artwork, Natural Born Free was inspired by Harriet Tubman.)
Size 15″ x 15″ Approx
I am a Fashion Designer, Illustrator and Fashion Educator.
My artwork is of mixed media. I combine unique fabrics, trims, needlepoint and giclee prints with my origins art. Stylized figures and faces capture pronounced images with fashion flare. The color palettes are vivid, bold and comforting. My work is an expression of women’s strength, beauty, resilience and the evocative complexities of the African American experience.
- She Raised Words, Giclee Collection – Inspired by the empowering influences of great women of strength, history and my ancestors.
- The Studio, Giclee Collection – Fashion Illustrations
- Les Enfants Collection – Children images
- The Anvil, Giclee Collection – Direct images from my 2010, Sankofa: Anvil for AllenNatural
Natural Born Free…“It wasn’t me; it was the Lord! I always told Him, ‘I trust to you. I don’t know where to go or what to do, but I expect You to lead me,’ and He always did.” – Harriet Tubman