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Human Cargo sculpture - a work in progress

By themaclean, Jul 7 2016 09:07PM

This sculpture, number three in the series, is also based on a detail of the Brookes' Slaveship diagram.

The Brookes was reportedly allowed to stow 454 African slaves, by allowing a space of 6 feet (1.8 m) by 1 foot 4 inches (0.41 m) to each man; 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) by 1 foot 4 inches (0.41 m) to each women, and 5 feet (1.5 m) by 1 foot 2 inches (0.36 m) to each child.

It's outrgeous, particularly if you consider thet the journey from Africa took three months.

Here are preliminary shots of the work.

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