For Freedoms Project
For Freedoms Billboard Design
Part of the For Freedom Project, sponsored by The Brooks Museum, Memphis, TN
"...And Justice For All"
For Freedoms Billboard: Location I-240 & Getwell Memphis, TN, October and November 2018
Original Artwork: Surrender, Acrylic on Canvas Panel, 12 x 9
Conceptual Sketch for the original painting, 2017

For Freedoms Project
Founded in 2016 by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms is a platform for creative civic engagement, discourse, and direct action. Inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—For Freedoms’ exhibitions, installations, and public programs use art to deepen public discussions on civic issues and core values, and to advocate for equality, dialogue, and civic participation. As a nexus between art, politics, commerce, and education, For Freedoms aims to inject anti-partisan, critical thinking that fine art requires into the political landscape through programming, exhibitions, and public artworks. In 2018, For Freedoms launched the 50 State Initiative: the largest creative collaboration in U.S. history.
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