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Ida

Ida

Introducing Ida, a stunning piece from the Van Gogh's Understudy: A Modern Ode to Timeless Artistry Collection by Rowena Cage (they/them). This limited edition Giclee print captures timeless artistry in a modern way, with its double matted 20"x20" size print and sleek 25x25 black wooden frame. A perfect addition to any art lover's collection. Bring a touch of whimsy to your space with Ida!

Available for purchase exclusively at the Nebraska Furniture Mart gallery display located at 700 S 72nd St, Omaha, NE 68114 

Included with each print: Certificate of authenticity and The Story of Anna, a short story written by Rowena.

Prints are limited edition and are numbered, titled and signed  at the bottom of each print. 25 prints will be available for purchase.

Printed at local Omaha printing company Photograhics Imaging. 

Framed at local Omaha woman-owned framing shop Malibu Custom Framing.

The Story of Ida

In a small, humble dwelling, where the scent of fresh paint lingered in the air, lived Ida, a woman whose spirit and talent were as boundless as the ocean. Her early years were spent under the watchful eyes of her grandparents, aged 55 and 60, who shared her profession as a "white washer." Together, they toiled, their days filled with the rhythmic strokes of brushes against walls, their nights with stories and songs of old. 

Ida's hands, though skilled in the art of whitewashing, yearned for a different kind of expression, one that resonated with the melodies that danced in her heart and later in life her entry in the census evolved from "white washer" to "dress maker," a testament to her dexterity and creative eye. But it was her voice, a spectacular blend of power and grace, that was her true calling. She found her place under the limelight, her voice soaring through opera halls, leaving audiences spellbound. 

Ida's most memorable performance came when she breathed life into Mililoti's opera piece "The Knight," her voice weaving magic, her presence on stage nothing short of ethereal. Ida's talent soon transcended local fame, taking her on a journey across oceans to some of the most exclusive locations in the world. Her performances were events of prestige and allure, her name synonymous with excellence in opera. 

She found joy not only in performing but in sharing her gift, teaching singing to those eager to learn, her lessons imbued with the same passion she poured into every performance. Yet, Ida's life, like a poignant aria, was touched by both joy and sorrow. The census, a stark record of facts, revealed a deeper story – Ida had given birth to seven children, but only three had survived. Each loss was a shadow in her heart, a silent pause in her song. In them, her melodies found a different kind of expression, one that echoed not in opera halls but in the laughter and love that filled her home.

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