TO PAY OUR RESPECTS, TRIBUTE & ALSO APPRECIATION TO OUR ANCESTORS WHO WERE BLACKBIRDED (KIDNAPPED) FROM VANUATU & BROUGHT TO AUSTRALIA AS SLAVES TO WORK IN THE CANE FIELDS. THIS STATEMENT PIECE HAS BEEN CRAFTED TO START A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTION & ALSO SACRIFICES THAT WERE MADE BY OUR ELDERS & ANCESTORS. THE CANE KNIFE:  REPRESENTS ONE OF THE TOOLS USED TO CUT THE SUGAR CANE:SUGAR CANE: GIANT TROPICAL GRASS USED TO MAKE SUGAR, JUICE ETCSUN: REPRESENTS THE HOT, DIRE CONDITIONS THAT OUR ANCESTORS WORKED UNDER ON THE SUGAR PLANTATIONSBLACK STUD: REPRESENTS THE BEAUTIFUL STRONG BLACK SOUTH SEA ISLAND PEOPLE  WE NOT ONLY PAY OUR RESPECTS TO THEM BUT WE HONOUR THEM FOR THEIR SURVIVAL, THEIR RESILIENCE & THEIR RESISTANCE.  SKILFULLY CREATED & ASSEMBLED BY: TALICIA BOLEA

Blackbirding Tribute

$45.00Price