Black Arts at Oxy

Representation of Gallows

With the name "Traditional Hang Up" alluding to literal hangings and the shape of the piece alluding to the physical gallows where lynchings would be held, this assemblage piece demonstrates a strong visual representation of murder and the sufferings faced by blacks.
Other powerful art pieces that have much of the same symbolism and themes as this pieces does are "Hanging Tree" by Noah Purifoy and "The Proper Way to Hang a Confederate Flag" by John Sims

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