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Gullah Images: The Art of Jonathan Green
This is a collection of 180 images from artist Jonathan Green. He paints the world of his childhood amongst the Gullah people of the South Carolina barrier islands. He reveals an awareness of the social and natural environments in which we live, elevating the everyday and celebrating the social.
Hardcover, 214 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by University of South Carolina Press
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Feb 02, 2013 Tara rated it 5 of 5 stars
I first saw Jonathan Green's work on a card I purchased for my mother in 1998. His artwork vividly captures African-Americans dancing, working and worshipping. I almost feel the breeze that teases the dress of the woman as she walks torwards her house in "Homecoming." I highly recommend "Gullah Images" as a wonderful introduction to a talented artist from South Carolina.
When my sisters were little they loved a show on Nickelodeon called "Gullah Gullah Island." A few years later when my mom and I were reading about some of South Carolina's coastal islands, we found out that the Gullah subculture actually exists!