the ships that shaped

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ink on paint samples

2011

This collage pairs the (optimistic) names of paint colors with drawings of the Brookes (slave ship) diagram.

Press:

“Addoley Dzegede’s, “The Ships that Shaped, 2011″, is one of the most powerful anti-slavery works of art that [I have] viewed during this sesquicentennial of the Civil War.”

– Mark Cockson, “Art St Louis XXVIII, The Exhibition” inThe Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch, November 12, 2012