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Katiana Jarbath Smith reinterprets "Aristotle with a Bust of Homer". Through brushwork and color choice, Katiana bridges time and culture, honoring the literary prowess and cultural impact of these African American women. The painting symbolizes the passing of wisdom
and the enduring power of storytelling. With this piece, Katiana connects generations of writers and thinkers, paying tribute to the indelible influence of Alice Walker
and Zora Neale Hurston on the literary landscape. Katiana’s vibrant, thought-provoking works reflect a profound exploration of identity, emotion, and the human experience.

Legacy Embraced: Alice Walker and Zora Neale Hurston

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