Deborah Samia is an Oakland sculptor. Deborah's reliefs are contemporary re-imaginings of Norman Rockwell's famous Four Freedoms paintings. Deborah's work is now part of the international tour of “Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms” curated by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. This is the first comprehensive traveling exhibition devoted to Norman Rockwell’s iconic depictions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear. In telling the story of how Rockwell’s works were transformed from a series of paintings into a national movement, the exhibition also demonstrates the power of illustration to communicate ideas and inspire change. Deborah writes, "While exploring the response of an earlier generation to the plea for defense of universal freedoms, the exhibition also resonates with our own time. In my reinterpretation of Norman Rockwell’s four painting, I attempt to bring a cultural diversity that is relevant for our times."
"Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms" is a traveling exhibition, also featuring the work of Oakland sculptor Deborah Samia. The exhibit is at the New York Historical Society from May 25th, 2018 - September 2nd 2018. For more information, please go to www.nrm.org/2017/02/enduring-ideals-rockwell-roosevelt-and-the-four-freedoms/
Tree of Life, Paper Sculpture 26" X 28", Larry Hatfield