Monday, January 2, 2012

clementine hunter

while we were visiting family in louisiana,
we took a trip out to see a few of the plantations on cane river.
i fell in love with the history, the huge trees, and the stories.
i also fell in love with an artist.
clementine hunter.
granddaughter of a slave. grew up on a plantation. never learned to read or write. but in her late 50s taught herself how to paint. her paintings depicted life on the plantations.

{cotton pickin' time by clementine hunter}

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