This artwork has several layers. The satellite reflector plate is layered with African fabric, then whiskey bottles, then rusted wire layered with rusted un-engraved ID bracelets, layered with rubber strips. Such are the scars of the triangular slave trade, layer upon layers of problems carried forward to today. Poor self esteem, drug problems, genetic and dietary health issues, mental illness, financial disparity are just a few of the many scars and layers affecting the African ancestral American community; remnants of the triangular slave trade.
Assemblage: satellite dish reflector plate, wire, rusted id bracelets, rubber strips, acrylic medium, aso-oke Ghanaian cotton fabric soaked and stained with tea, glass whiskey bottles found in my neighborhood H 44" x W 23" x D 6" (2017)