2 days ago
~The Brookeship has sailed....
...to Frankfurt, Germany recently with its new owner who is presenting it as a wedding present to his about to be wife!
A work on paper done with fine point red felt tip pen, "Brookesship" is a story of the "lives that might have been" and a desire to document his feelings about the infamous "Middle Passage" slave trading and also his interpretation of the "slaves overboard" scene from the movie "Amistad".
Named after the ship "Brookes" (also thought to be spelled Brooks"), and in reality, the artists name (and the English side of his family), you can imagine the passion placed in this piece measuring 20"w x 24" h.
The purchaser's fiancee, who i also got to meet, just happens to be in the US to get her Ph.d.... in "forced labor". You can imagine her excitement as she saw "Brookesship".
More of Brooks B. Golden's red felt tip pen on paper works can be found at the Gallery and HERE
special thanks to Sapere Art for their support!