Lotus (3), 2011
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Archival pigments on fine art rag paper

20.00 x 16.00 in

50.8 x 40.6 cm

Edition of 75

This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and an artist signed label on verso.

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    About The Work

    The lotus flower is a divine symbol in Buddhist and Hindu traditions, representing the purity of the soul and the detachment of the body and mind from earthly concerns. The lotus is a motif central to Sanford Biggers's artistic practice, which he likens to a visceral, pre-conscious notion of art-making where being open to "unknown possibilities" and to improvisation are key.

    Lotus (3) seems to be a detailed and beautiful image reminiscent of traditional woodcuts. Closer inspection, however, reveals that the intricate patterns decorating the lotus are actually representations of thousands of men and women bound fast within its petals. The shape of each petal and the configuration of the bodies within correspond to an eighteenth-century diagram that shows the layout of human cargo in slave ships crossing from Africa to America.

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