23.39 x 33.11 inches, 60 x 40 inches
₵47,376.00 – ₵76,375.00
The piece depicts a tragic event in history known as the Igbo Landing. The image of children with their hands tied together and drowning in the ocean evokes a sense of helplessness and despair. The fact that these children are tied with thick ropes also implies how forcibly they were taken from their homes and families.
The ascending souls of the children suggest a sense of release and liberation, which symbolizes the idea of these children being lifted up to a better place, beyond the physical realm.
The piece conveys a powerful message about the atrocities that have been inflicted on black people throughout history. It also speaks to the resilience and perseverance of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable suffering and oppression.