Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sisters' Road

Sisters' Road (2012) - Ramona Dallum Lindsey
Life is a journey that should not be traveled alone. It is riddled with peaks and valleys that are best navigated with experience, knowledge, and wisdom.  When two or more walk together, the impact of experience, knowledge and wisdom improves.  Men journey differently through life than women.   Women depend on a strong, enduring sisterhood to navigate our journey.  We depend on like minded women committed to purposes greater than the individual. As each woman connects to the sisterhood, she finds the strength to identify and fulfill her purpose.

Sisters' Road is a triptych consisting of three related panels - Founders' Road, Builders' Road, and Legacies' Road.  Together these panels tell the story of an enduring sisterhood.
Each form symbolizes mind, body, and spirit connected by faith, hope, and love.  They stand proudly on a crimson road showcasing their courage and strength to be undeterred against challenges in life's journey. When the three panels are placed side by side one can see in the distance the courage of the founders shoulder to shoulder staking the foundation for a lasting sisterhood.   The chain continues as sisters work together to build upon the founders' goals and missions. Lastly, the legacy of the sisterhood is dependent on the efforts of current and future members to radiate into the world.
Women often find themselves belonging to a number of sisterhoods.  Some were born into a sisterhood through the union of their parents. Faith made others members of spiritual sisterhoods.  Common interests encouraged some women to create social sisterhoods. Some sisterhoods encompass many areas of women's lives.  Delta SigmaTheta Sorority, Inc. is such a sisterhood.  It was found January 13, 1913 as a sisterhood of black college educated women committed to public service.  Many of the sorority's defining principles are rooted in Christian principles.  I became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1991.  Sisters' Road is my tribute to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the many sisterhoods embodied by its members.  

Sisters' Road will be featured at Gallery D'Estee March 2nd & 3rd at the Parkway Ballroom.   The triptych will be available for purchase. 

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