[256] New Colossus

Completion Date: 26 October 2019
Medium: Paint on MDF (wood composite) – French cleats on back for easy hanging
Dimensions: 22″ diameter

“The New Colossus” is a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus (1849–1887). She wrote the poem in 1883 to raise money for the construction of a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World).In 1903, the poem was cast onto a bronze plaque and mounted inside the pedestal’s lower level.