The Picket Line, 2019, 20X16 inches, Mixed Media: Threads, flameworked glass bead, embroidery oil on canvas
The Picket Line is an abstract painting that tells the story of the demonstrators during The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, also known as simply the March on Washington August 28, 1963. Ghislaine Sabiti painted with the same attention to expression, posture, and mood regarding the political and social justice issues She presented the demonstrators with this unique synergy and unity to seek justice. in protest of discriminatory which involved demonstrations and nonviolent direct action across the United States. The purpose of the march was to advocate for the civil and economic rights of African Americans and everybody. Each of Sabiti’s subjects gets the same humanizing treatment. She uses bold color and expressive brush strokes with her unique technique of embroideries and glass beads to demonstrate the force and vibrancy of the community. Sabiti focuses more on the demonstrators of all ages gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC in which she illustrates embroideries.
Ghislaine Sabiti is a French-American Congolese-born artist and teacher who is currently based in New York. Raised on the outskirts of Paris, France, Sabiti studied fine art at Atelier Chantier du Coq, and graduated with honors studying fashion design at Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris. In her work, she focuses on the technical form used in both African and European arts, in which stresses both form and color. Being an award winning artist, Sabiti’s work has been exhibited and commissioned internationally throughout all of France and the U.S. within multiple galleries and art museums.