For a long time, Nick told me to do a piece on the slave trade, but I was reluctant. You would think that for an African born black artist like myself, it would be a no brainer to paint this. There was a reason why I did not want to do this and this is why: each time I look at an image of slavery, it is very disturbing.
One day, the inspiration came to me. I was going to paint this piece in a way that was not disturbing. The result is what you see in this image.
Over to you.
This painting is also available as a print which will come to you in a high quality museum archive paper. It will already be mounted ready for you to put in frame.