Plantation is a 17-image body of work darkly contextualized among the ruins of an 18th century slave plantation. There, an inter-racial group of four people, two men and two women, engage in a visual deconstruction of 21st century American freedom. Who is free? Exactly how free? Free from what? Free to do what? In the process, we encounter contemporary issues of race, gender and relationship that are rooted in the socio-economic construct that was the plantation system.
This is neither a black nor white exploration. It lies at the intersection of two cultures.
“However much black and white, slave and free, seem to be polar opposites, we must see [ourselves] not only as interdependent, but as having a common story and necessarily sharing the same fate.”
Nathan Huggins, Black Odyssey