Ibara of Nganya - Arturo Lindsay
Ibara of Nganya

The portrait of an African child is positioned above the image of linked slave chains. Their head is positioned in the middle of a sun.
From the Artist

The "Children of Middle Passage" series was created to memorialize the countless children and young people that perished during the Middle Passage of the trans-Atlantic slave trade whose names and identities have been erased.  In order to erase the anonymity to which these children were relegated I titled each portrait with a traditional African name and a corresponding village.  It is very possible that a young girl by the name of Ye was kidnapped from the Ashanti village of Ejisu and later perished on a slaver crossing the Atlantic.

It is my hope and belief that when we commemorate spirit beings that met tragic ends in works of art we provide that spirit a peaceful and loving resting place.  The Children of Middle Passage series is such a body of work.

Artist Bio

Actor, painter, printmaker, sculptor and arts educator Arturo Lindsay was born in Colón, Panama. He earned his BFA from Central Connecticut State College, an MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, and a Doctorate of Art...

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Ibara of Nganya

Arturo Lindsay


Offset Lithograph




15" x 22"

Edition Size

80 prints in this edition


Robert "Bob" Franklin


Brandywine Workshop and Archives


Philadelphia, PA