Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Post # 4, Artwork at the Christophe.
This is a carved and painted mask hanging on the wall in the lobby.
This is obviously French soldiers when they first entered a 'pristine' Haiti.
This is Haitians at their daily life. I have no idea the actual title of these pieces of artwork nor the artist. This wasn't a museum and I didn't have a guide.
This is a very large and heavy bronze on the floor and it looks like a slave longing for his freedom.
Slavery is as old as mankind. In the apostle Paul's day their were 60 million slaves in the Mediterranean area. Today we call slavery a job. We trade time for dollars. A lot of people work just hard enough to not get fired and they get paid just enough to not quit. Bondage is tragic in any form.
Short and sweet. Bet you didn't think I could do it!