THE ENLIGHTENMENT SERIES

Europe supported by Africa and America engraving by William Blake, Photo Image from John Berger ‘Ways of Seeing’ Published 1973 Viking Press. I superimposed images of a ‘native’ village from any tropical colony. Created for the cover art for J. G. Stedman’s Narrative of a five years’ expedition, against the revolted Negros of Surinam, in Guiana, on the Wild Coast of South America. The image personifies the continents of Europe, Africa and the Americas in the bodies of three young women. The rope held by the white woman that entraps the two other women is a powerful symbol of the institution of slavery that bound all three continents together.
Caroline Parkes “Art as a Representation of Resistance” Slave Resistance: A Caribbean Study”.

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