Chains Under a Blinding Sun
Oil on Linen
10 X 18 feet (3 X 5.50m.)

Chains Under a Blinding Sun

The composition deals with the theme of slavery in a tripartite structure of dauting intensity.

A triple rhythm surges through the planes in which dark blue figures are set against a deep yellow surface of interlocking forms and shapes. Long lines with encircled rings run toward each other and converge under a hazy sun and expand doward overlapping the figures and inserting accents and elements associated with bondage and chains. 

The setting's intense concentration and compression convey an overwhelming sense of tension in the evocation of mental and physical frustration and tribulation of human experience in the spirited struggle for freedom.





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Chains Under a Blinding Sun
Chains Under a Blinding Sun