(Stockton, California, 1969)
No mere words can Adequately reflect the Remorse this Negress feels at having been Cast into such a lowly state by her former Masters and so it is with a Humble heart that she brings about their physical Ruin and earthly Demise
cut paper and adhesive
Not currently on view in the museum
132 in. x 780 in. (335.28 cm x 1981.2 cm)
Purchase through a gift of Shawn and Brook Byers
© Kara Walker
silhouettes, African Americans, women, men, children, boys, girls, birds, waterfowl, firearms
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