One if the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia, Ossabaw Island grew cotton and indigo.
When Africans were brought over to be enslaved for American plantations, they brought traditional kills and knowledge with them. Cultivating indigo and transforming it into dye was specialized knowledge brought by people from Northwestern African tribes. The indigo leaves across this piece honor the traditional place of indigo in certain African tribal histories.
This original piece is made with archival acrylic paint on a raised birch wood panel. Includes title, date, and artist signature.
It measures 24" L x 18" H x 1.5" D, and arrives ready to hang, including drywall mounts.