Florida State graduate is artist behind viral Harriet Tubman mural
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Florida State graduate is artist behind viral Harriet Tubman mural

The artist, whose “Take My Hand” image has captured the attention of national media is Michael Rosato, a 1983 interior design graduate of FSU. Tallahassee Democrat The ultra-real-life mural depicting hometown hero and abolitionist Harriet Tubman was too much for 3-year-old “Lovie” Hope Duncan to resist. In a 14-foot high, 24-foot wide mural in the town of Cambridge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Tubman is depicted in a reddish-colored braided headwrap, layered clothing, an outstretched right hand and a look on her face that seems to say, “trust me, you can do this.” So, as Lovie, extends her left hand to touch Tubman’s, the image is captured by her grandmother, Tracy Lynndee, co-owner of Maiden Maryland, a shop featuring unique gifts and artwork in Cambridge. Lynndee posted the Rockwellian-like image on her personal Facebook page, as well as the store’s Facebook page. It quickly was posted on the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway site and has gone viral on the internet. The artist, whose “Take My Hand” image has captured the attention of The Washington Post, CNN, “Today”, Yahoo.com and other national media is Michael Rosato, a 1983 interior design graduate of Florida State University. A photo captured by Tracy […]

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