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Contemporary Vernacular Art: 2000-2005

MEMORIAL TO THE ATLANTIC CROSSING: ONE OF THREE PANNELS

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The Crossing panel is one of three concepts, which explores the issues of slavery as a universal political “machine” that churns out evidence of its inhumanity through institutional acts of brutality against humanity of all kinds, and legalized acts of racial "disempowerment" by those who act as agents for  racism.

 

The Crossing depicts the Atlantic Passage.  Ships churned over; bodies lay in the waters in endless patterns of machine-life posts caught in a wave machine destroying evidence of black culture in its wake.

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CONCEPT FOR AN INSTALLATION: MEMORIAL TO THE ATLANTIC CROSSING

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DETAIL: CROSSING

Cardboard,acrylic,found metals on paper
48" X 32" X 10"                            2004