Works on Paper > The Thomas Project

Oval Box of Ephemera
Ephemera (20 pieces)
10-1/4”w x 7-1/2”d x 4-1/4”h [26w x 19d x 10.8h cm]
2022
Oval Box of Ephemera
Ephemera (20 pieces)
10-1/4”w x 7-1/2”d x 4-1/4”h [26w x 19d x 10.8h cm]
2022
Oval Box of Ephemera
Ephemera (20 pieces)
10-1/4”w x 7-1/2”d x 4-1/4”h [26w x 19d x 10.8h cm]
2022
Oval Box of Ephemera
Ephemera (20 pieces)
10-1/4”w x 7-1/2”d x 4-1/4”h [26w x 19d x 10.8h cm]
2022
Oval Box of Ephemera
Ephemera (20 pieces)
10-1/4”w x 7-1/2”d x 4-1/4”h [26w x 19d x 10.8h cm]
2022
Oval Box of Ephemera
Ephemera (20 pieces)
10-1/4”w x 7-1/2”d x 4-1/4”h [26w x 19d x 10.8h cm]
2022
Thomas Story Cloth
Hand Silkscreen Printed on Cloth with Drawing
75”h x 18 feet wide [1.9 x 5.5 meters]
2022
Thomas Story Cloth
Hand Silkscreen Printed on Cloth with Drawing
11" x 17" of 75”h x 18 feet wide [1.9 x 5.5 meters]
2022
Thomas' Story Cloth
Hand Silkscreen Printed on Cloth with Drawing
75”h x 18 feet wide [1.9 x 5.5 meters]
2022
The Thomas Project: Installation View
Silkscreen Printing on fabric, Paper Lithography Printing, Drawing, Hand Lettering, Hand Embroidery, Book Arts
Various sizes
2022
Thomas' Life
Paper Lithography in Vintage Frames
Various sizes
2022
Thomas' Life: Thomas, the Sailor 1852
Paper Lithography in Vintage Frames
4-1/8” x 5-1/8” [8 x 13cm]
2022
Thomas' Life: Thomas on the Run 1861
Paper Lithography in Wood Frame
9”x9” [22.9 x 22.9cm]
2022
Thomas' Life: Spotsylvania Scene
Paper Lithography in Vintage Frame
10”x8” [25.4 x 20.3cm]
2022
Thomas' Life: Lamed, Blinded, Injured
Paper Lithography in Trio of Hinged Vintage Frames
4-1/4” x 10.5” [10.8 x 26.7cm]
2022
Thomas' Life: Tillie Portrait
Paper Lithography in Oval Frame with Locket
3-1/4” x 4-1/4” [8.26 x 10.8cm]
2022
Thomas' Life: Little Ellie Portrait
Paper Lithography in Oval Frame
3-1/4” x 4-1/4” [8.26 x 10.8cm]
2022
The Thomas Project: Installation View
Silkscreen Printing on fabric, Paper Lithography Printing, Drawing, Hand Lettering, Hand Embroidery, Book Arts
Various sizes
2022
Spycode Civil War Jacket, 2022 and ongoing
Embroidery with Metallic Threads
20” Width x 10” deep 27” tall. [50.8w x 25.4d x 68.6h]
Spycode Civil War Jacket, 2022 and ongoing
Embroidery with Metallic Threads
20” Width x 10” deep 27” tall. [50.8w x 25.4d x 68.6h]
2022
Spycode Civil War Jacket, 2022 and ongoing
Embroidery with Metallic Threads
20” Width x 10” deep 27” tall. [50.8w x 25.4d x 68.6h]
Spycode Civil War Jacket, 2022 and ongoing
Embroidery with Metallic Threads
20” Width x 10” deep 27” tall. [50.8w x 25.4d x 68.6h]
Spycode Civil War Jacket, 2022 and ongoing
Embroidery with Metallic Threads
20” Width x 10” deep 27” tall. [50.8w x 25.4d x 68.6h]
2022
The Thomas Project: Installation View
Silkscreen Printing on fabric, Paper Lithography Printing, Drawing, Hand Lettering, Hand Embroidery, Book Arts
Various sizes
2022
Thomas in the War
Paper Lithography in 3 Frames with Overlay Drawing and Hand Calligraphy on Golden Yellow Glassine
25” wide x 30”h [63.5 x 76.2cm]
2022
Thomas in the War
Paper Lithography in 3 Frames with Overlay Drawing and Hand Calligraphy on Golden Yellow Glassine
25” wide x 30”h [63.5 x 76.2cm]
2022
Thomas in the War
Paper Lithography in 3 Frames with Overlay Drawing and Hand Calligraphy on Golden Yellow Glassine
25” wide x 30”h [63.5 x 76.2cm]
2022
Thomas in the War
Paper Lithography in 3 Frames with Overlay Drawing and Hand Calligraphy on Golden Yellow Glassine
25” wide x 30”h [63.5 x 76.2cm]
2022
Thomas' Domestic Life & Thomas in the War
Books Arts, Work on Paper
2022
Thomas’ Domestic Life: Thomas & Tillie
Book Arts Victorian Valentines with paper lithography
5-1/8” diameter [13cm diameter]
2022
Thomas’ Domestic Life: Thomas & Tillie
Book Arts Victorian Valentines with paper lithography
5-1/8” diameter [13cm diameter]
2022
Thomas’ Domestic Life: Thomas & Tillie
Book Arts Victorian Valentines with paper lithography
5-1/8” diameter [13cm diameter]
2022
Thomas’ Domestic Life: Thomas & Tillie
Book Arts Victorian Valentines with paper lithography
5-1/8” diameter [13cm diameter]
2022
Thomas’ Domestic Life: Little Ella and Her Siblings
Book Arts Victorian Valentines with paper lithography
5-1/8” diameter [13cm diameter]
2022
Thomas’ Domestic Life: Little Ella and Her Siblings
Book Arts Victorian Valentines with paper lithography
5-1/8” diameter [13cm diameter]
2022
Thomas’ Domestic Life: Little Ella and Her Siblings
Book Arts Victorian Valentines with paper lithography
5-1/8” diameter [13cm diameter]
2022
Thomas’ Domestic Life: Little Ella and Her Siblings
Book Arts Victorian Valentines with paper lithography
5-1/8” diameter [13cm diameter]
2022
Thomas’ Domestic Life
Book Arts Victorian Valentines with paper lithography, Brass and Copper, Wrought Iron Found Vessels
5-1/8” diameter [13cm diameter]. Exhibited in a brass and copper vessels
2022
Thomas' Domestic Life: Little Ella and Her Siblings
Book Arts Victorian Valentines with paper lithography, Copper, Wrought Iron Found Vessel
5-1/8” diameter [13cm diameter]. Exhibited in a copper bedwarmer: Pan + handle is 20-1/4" [51.4cm] long, height is 14-1/2" [36.8cm]
2022
Thomas' Domestic Life: Thomas and Tillie
Book Arts Victorian Valentines with paper lithography, Copper and Brass Wrought Iron Found Vessels
5-1/8” diameter [13cm diameter]. Exhibited in a brass teardrop saucepan: 8" long pan + 8" handle extension is 16" [40.6cm] long. 5-1/2" [14cm] at widest spot in the teardrop. Saucepan is 3-1/4" tall. Handle is 6" tall [8.26cm] from the table
2022
The Thomas Project: Installation View
Silkscreen Printing on fabric, Paper Lithography Printing, Drawing, Hand Lettering, Hand Embroidery, Book Arts
Various sizes
2022
The Thomas Project: Installation View
Silkscreen Printing on fabric, Paper Lithography Printing, Drawing, Hand Lettering, Hand Embroidery, Book Arts
Various sizes
2022
The Thomas Project: Installation View
Silkscreen Printing on fabric, Paper Lithography Printing, Drawing, Hand Lettering, Hand Embroidery, Book Arts
Various sizes
2022
The Thomas Project: Installation View
Silkscreen Printing on fabric, Paper Lithography Printing, Drawing, Hand Lettering, Hand Embroidery, Book Arts
Various sizes
2022

The Thomas Project, 2022
Thomas Sylvanus (aka Ching Lee, Ye Way Lee, Ah Yee Way) was a 19th-century Chinese who lived in the U.S. East Coast, was enslaved in Baltimore and ran away to join the Union Army. His story, along with many 19th-century Chinese in America, has been forgotten. The museum-like display of six bodies of work suggests how Thomas’ life and the contributions of Chinese-Americans could have and hopefully will be recognized in exhibitions related to Civil War and American history.

MEDIA: Silkscreen Printing on fabric, Paper Lithography Printing, Drawing, Hand Lettering, Hand Embroidery, Book Arts

For more information, see Ruthanne Lum McCunn’s book Chinese Yankee: A True Story of the U.S. Civil War.