This series of art is created within the context of questioning the relevance, significance, detriment and racial angst of a naming system brought about by the institution of slavery and the stripping of human identifiers (name, place of origin, language).
Hundreds of ID bracelets with multi colored patina, without engraved names, represent the millions of enslaved individuals and descendants of the enslaved in the Americas stripped of their ancestral lineage and identity. Human hair locs complement the bracelets providing DNA of this rape. Beads have been documented as having been used as trade capital. The oak board was part of a Georgia, USA courthouse record room table used to hold record books, which held recordings of property documents, including chattel slave records.
Assemblage: oak wood, wire, id bracelets, human hair, deconstructed aso-oke Ghanaian hand woven cotton fugu (smock), acrylic medium, galvanized steel hardware cloth, iron chain, beads H 72" x W 48" x D 3" (2021)