Slave Ship / Wayne Hodge

Slave Ship / Wayne Hodge

Broadsides


FA.FFS5.3040
28 x 36 cm, 14" x 11"
2011
Wayne Hodge
Letterpress print on buff paper. A retro-futuristic diagram of a space ship is dipicted with labels naming parts of the ship. The space ship is cut away and shows images of black people dressed in rags and crammed into the ship. From artist's website: "This image is based on a schematic drawing made by an individual claiming to have been visited by aliens from Venus. The occupants of the ship are appropriated from an egraving depicting children during The Middle Passage."