Harriet Bart

Pleas/Please, 2020

Abracadabra, 2003

Abracadabra, 1994


Pleas/Please, 2020

Overall: 1 3/4 x 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 in. (4.5 x 12.4  x 12.4 cm)

Stone - Inkjet print on paper, stone

Drawing - Ink and gold leaf on hand-dyed Fabriano Artistico 

paper presented in an accordion fold, cord, artist's signature

Bottle - Sumi ink, glass bottle, cork, beeswax

Pen - Steel pen nib, bamboo

Base - Synthetic cork base

Edition of 25 + 5 AP 

Published by Accession Projects

One edition of Pleas/Please, 2020 is a gift with your $100+ donation to In Black Ink

"This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal."  

Toni Morrison

"No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear"

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd said the word "please" over fifty times in the struggle for his life. Minneapolis-based artist Harriet Bart was deeply moved by these pleas and created the artwork Pleas/Please as a commemoration of George’s life and as a collection of objects for contemplating the power of language.


The new, limited-edition artwork is published by Accession Projects with 100% of the proceeds going directly to In Black Ink, a Minnesota-based non-profit organization. I.B.I. creates spaces where the stories and voices of people of African heritage are celebrated, documented, and archived through publications, professional development training/opportunities, and public presentations. Both Harriet's and In Black Ink's work has been guided by the role of art in telling the stories of those whose voices have long been stifled.

One edition of Harriet Bart’s Pleas/Please is a gift with your donation of $100 (or more) to In Black Ink, while supplies last. Please click here to make your contribution.


Accession Projects proudly stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, and other local and global communities, in demanding equitable, humane treatment for all BIPOC.