King Cotton by Lydia Watson

Type: 2024 GR8 Works
Price: $88.00


King Cotton by Lydia Watson

oil and oil pastel

Artist Statement: This piece speaks to the relationship of cotton, slavery, economic growth and the Civil War. 

I was inspired to create this piece after discovering how the cotton plant was resourced during slavery, a main product of our economic growth especially in the US southern states and traded worldwide in the 1800’s. It was intriguing to find out about cotton farming and slavery’s history in the Civil War era.

The sale price will be split with 50% going to the artist and 50% going to West Windsor Arts


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