48 x 32 in. (121.9 x 81.3 cm)
Sarah C. Rutherford
Medium and Support:
Acrylic, oil, and stain on birch, with woodburning
Maurice and Maxine B. Forman Fund and funds from deaccessioning
Location: Currently on view
This portrait of Safi Osman was created as a part of Sarah Rutherford’s Her Voice Carries, a mural and community arts project that celebrated five women in Rochester who use their voices to empower and strengthen their communities. Originally from Somalia, Safi Osman teaches sewing skills and is instrumental in Refugees Helping Refugees, an organization she helped found.
Rutherford’s monumental mural portrait of Safi can be found at the Reformation Lutheran Church at 111 N. Chestnut Street in downtown Rochester.
[Hawks Gallery reinstallation, summer 2019]