Fisherman of Souls

charcoal
25.5" x 35.5"


The Tchamba veneration cult is a religious cult that was developed to heal the wounds of slavery in West Africa. The spirit of the cult is venerated both by descendants of slave owners and by those who were enslaved (Dana
Rush, "Vodun in Coastal Benin"). In essence, it is an apology, acknowledgment, and quest for salvation rolled into one.
It's not hard to understand why slaves were able to adapt this concept to the new world during the transatlantic slave trade. While perhaps not a perfect solution it is an attempt at redressing past problems within the current generation.

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