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.
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...Read More