Prince, Steve, (We Carry Generations)
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"We Carry Generations" by Steve Prince
19 x 26 inches lithograph on paper, limited edition of 22, (2020)-- unframed
The image "We Carry Generations" is a tribute to the indelible spirit of African Americans making a way out of no way. The woman, who signifies the true carrier of life, carries a house atop her head with the memory of family past and present. The people move through thresholds, they make love, they tell stories on the porch, they sing a sweet serenade to the rising and setting of the sun/ "SON." The piece ultimately represents the importance of family and the power to past on the traditions to the coming generations.....Steve Prince
Steve A. Prince is a mixed media artist, master printmaker, lecturer, educator, and art evangelist. Steve is a native of New Orleans and the crescent city's rich tradition of art, music and religion pulsate through his work. He uses the language of the line in a rhythmic and powerful way. Prince's art is inherently narrative and metaphorically complex. He uses a rich, visual vocabulary of signs and symbols to tell stories that express his unique vision founded in hope, faith and creativity.
Prince received his BFA from Xavier University of Louisiana and his MFA in Printmaking and Sculpture from Michigan State University. He has taught middle school, high school, community college, 4-year public and 4-year private, and has conducted workshops internationally in various media and is currently the Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Muscarelle Museum at William and Mary. He has shown his art internationally in various solo, group, and juried exhibitions, at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, the National Gallery of the Bahamas, the Museum of Cultural Arts Center in Santa Catarina, Brazil, the Grand Rapids Museum of Art, the Portsmouth Courthouse Museum, Hampton University Museum, the Museum of African American Culture in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana Gallery, Charles H. Taylor Art Center in Hampton, and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center to name a few.
In addition, Prince is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the 2008 Best in Show Award at the Charles H. Taylor Art Center "Artist's Who Teach Juried Show", the 2008 Steward School Artist in Residence in Richmond, Virginia, 2007 Best in Show at the Southeastern Virginia Arts Association Juried art show, Virginia Beach, VA, the 2007 Partners of the Americas Artist in Residence in Santa Catarina, Brazil, a 2006 and 2007 Trawick Prize semi-finalis the 2005 Creative Excellence Award of Virginia Career and Technical Education, the 2001 and 2004 Best in Show at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia Beach, the 2004 Award of Achievement at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center Biennial, the Images 2006 and 2000 Merit Award Winner at Pennsylvania State University, and the Outstanding Award of Merit from the Mayor of New Orleans in 1999.