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The Gift of Liberty
Original - 14" x 11" (35.6cm x 27.9cm)
Private Collection

"Gift of Liberty" by Linda Southern © 2010
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Artist's Notes:

As a young adult out of college, I visited New York City and the Statue of Liberty. In preparation for my visit, I read the history of the statue. Designed by France, she was given as a gift to the United States to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence.

However, upon seeing the Statue of Liberty for the first time, not only was her size impressive, but I actually became acutely aware that not everyone in the world enjoys the freedoms that we have. At that moment, Lady Liberty became the very personification of the liberty and freedom that we experience in America. My head knowledge of her became heart knowledge, and this “Gift of Liberty” became very dear to me, never to be taken for granted again.

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"The Gift of Liberty" Collector's Print

Paintings by Linda Southern

Architectural A View of Venice II  •  Capitol Decisions  •  Illumination's Gate
Morning Rose  •  Washington's Jewel  •  We The People
Iconography 4 Liberty  •  Face 2 Face  •  Unfinished...
Freedom's Price  •  The New King  •  En Guarde
Daddy's Boy  •  Venice Beauties  •  Shattered Opposition
Striving After Wind  •  Unmasked Joy  •  Fantasie Impromptu
Nature Autumn's Magnolia  •  Christmas Magnolia  •  Lilies of the Valley
Mexican Summer 1  •  Reflected Glory  •  A Memorable Fragrance
Glass Roses  •  Sunlit Serenity
Monuments Parisian Dreams  •  La Tour du Gardien
Lest We Forget  •  Mourning Dove
Gift of Liberty  •  The Silent Sentinel

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