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Tremica's Courage

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Tremica's Courage

38 x 38 in. (96.52 x 96.52 cm)

Lloyd "Butch" Frosch (Mandevilla, LA, ) Artist

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: acrylic on canvas
Credit Line: Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University
Accession Number: 2020.3.1

Artist Statement
Statement by Butch Frosch, on his artistic response to Tremica Henry’s experience:
This piece is inspired by the story of Tremica Henry. It is a symbol of her beauty, courage, and strength.
Because most Pop Art depicts stories of white suburbia life, I felt it was important to tell Tremica’s story in a space where generally, women of color are not represented. When creating this piece, I used inspiration from Roy Lichtenstein because his style has not depicted women of color who are incarcerated.
The child in the painting represents Tremica's children and the separation that mothers endure while being imprisoned. The cloud formation over the Superdome is a symbol of the devastation Hurricane Katrina brought at the time of Tremica’s incarceration, and the use of teal color surrounding the dome represents the horrific flooding from the storm.

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