Mixed medium, 32" x 42", 2014
Reliquary figures are created in West African societies to honor the spirits of those who have transitioned. Societal conditions in African-American communities are addressed by icons of today's entertainers who are presented here as kings drawing on the spirits of the ancestors. - H. Jackson
"Spirits of Cow Ford"
Acrylic/mixed media, 32”h x 32”w, 2015
As the Union Army retreated from the Cedar Mountain area in August of 1862, they were followed by slaves who saw this as an opportunity to escape their condition of bondage. Photographer Timothy O’Sullivan captured what is considered one of the few known images of slaves escaping to freedom across the Rappahannock River, a crossing known then as Cow Ford.
- H. Jackson