Underwater sculpture, in Grenada, in honor of our African ancestors thrown overboard.
I couldnt not reblog this, it’s so powerful to me.
oh my god.
I saw this image on Tumblr, was slightly disturbed, because I had originally seen this work on the SCP Wiki, and I was concerned that the SCP Wiki were culturally appropriating this.
Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Here’s the artist’s statement on the work:
Vicissitudes depicts a circle of figures, all linked through holding hands. These are life-size casts taken from a group of children of diverse ethnic background. Circular in structure … the work both withstands strong currents and replicates one of the primary geometric shapes, evoking ideas of unity and continuum. … The sculpture proposes growth, chance, and natural transformation. It shows how time and environment impact on and shape the physical body. Children by nature are adaptive to their surroundings. Their use within the work highlights the importance of creating a sustainable and well-managed environment, a space for future generations.
In any case, the artist’s original link is here.
Sorry, folks. I didn’t exactly mean or want to debunk this, but I’m afraid I just did.