Though these images appear linear, they are in fact a circle, beginning with the stained Atlantic Ocean. Thereafter enters the African spirit, marked with the patterns of their heritage before The Dark absorbs them. Phibbah is hung—a metaphor for the atrocities. Her genitals are exposed, calling attention to the damage done to women. The phallic bones in Bone Yard wag, flaunting their masculine power, but death, burial, and the end/beginning are part of the journey. From the ashes of the Phoenix, we leap into life and go home.
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Issue Section:Visual Life of Catastrophic History