This is an original art piece, by the artist, that will be displayed at the USTA’s Be Open - Open Canvas Original Art Exhibit at the 2021 US Open. This exhibit features diverse and under-represented artists who have created artwork that reflects their unique experiences and will be displayed during the two weeks of the event outside of Arthur Ashe stadium, to get people talking and thinking about the issues.
“A semi-abstract depiction of a Black woman who owns every room she walks in and has no fear. She embodies strength, elegance and calmness and it can’t be missed. When I look at this piece, I realize I’m that girl and she is me.”….Stormy Nesbit
Bid now on this original piece of artwork and own a piece of Be Open history from the 2021 US Open!
Artist: Stormy Nesbit
Title: Cool. Calm. Collected.
Year created: 2021
Height (framed, inches): 87
Width (framed, inches): 87
Depth (framed, inches): 1.5
Signed by the artist
Signed Area: front
Description of piece:
This piece will be on an artex canvas and when unwrapped is 7’3” x 7’3”. The canvas is stretched and wrapped over a natural wood frame. The frame sits 1.5” off the wall so of the 3” overhang, only 1.5” will be visible along the perimeter of the frame, and the remaining, outermost 1.5” will be stapled down and only visible from the back.
Stormy Nesbit is a Phoenix-based illustrator and designer with roots in the Midwest whose works primarily express the beauty and strength of America’s Black communities, with a focus on the women within them. Her brown-skinned characters echo the pride she has for her community, and the modern aesthetic provides a new take on the elegance in melanin. Stormy’s work has been featured in campaigns by national brands and in several publications, including an illustration created to run with an article written by Vice President Kamala Harris.
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