If you haven’t already please read part one of this article before continuing.
I’m going to continue today with two portraits where the subject’s head is slightly angled and I am not able to easily re-construct the face using only the left or right side.
In 1849 Harriet Tubman escaped from the slavery into which she was born. In the next decade she made 13 missions to rescue over 70 slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She was known to other slaves as the “Moses of her People”.
When the American Civil War began, Harriet worked for the Union Army. The first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war, she guided a raid in 1863 on the Combahee River in South Carolina liberating over 750 slaves.
She was a fearless woman who was often sent into the rebel lines as a spy by Union commanders, even though she was in constant danger of being captured and executed, or re-enslaved.
Below is the right side of her face, showing us how she projected into the world. There is a look in her eye of the visionary. Her down turned mouth and protruding lower lip give the impression of rageful resentment and unbending obstinacy.
Below, her left side, who she really was. Absolutely determined and fixed on her goal.
Below we see his right side, how he acted into the world. There is a sneering contemptuousness on the upper lip and a fanatically determined acquisitiveness in his eye. It is the look of someone who is ready do anything to get what he wants.
His right side. Who he really was. Do you see the crazed look in his eye?
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May there be peace in our hearts.
May there be peace for all humanity.
May there be perfect peace on earth.