Bitter Fruit is a mixed media visualization of the haunting poem written by Abel Meeropol (later performed by Billie Holiday), with particular emphasis on the least regarded lynched population, the black woman.
The scene is lined with the names of lynched black women obtained from the dissertation Stranger Fruit: The Lynching of Black Women by Maria Delongoria, 2006.
Materials: Felt, paper, glue, wood, cloth, cardboard, metal wire
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Part of the Lore Degenstein Gallery's permanent collection