Mental Slavery
Mental Slavery
Mental Slavery
Mental Slavery
Mental Slavery
Mental Slavery

Mental Slavery

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135 x x 120 x 125mm

Polymer Clay, Acrylic Paint, Glue and Copper.

Racism is not just an overt and external experience by aggressors. It is struggles of power, oppression, subjugation and discrimination between those who hold power and those who do not, based solely on the constructs of race. It is felt within the very roots of our societies which have been built upon Eurocentric ideals and value. Anything different to these ideals are cast asunder and deemed savage. So racism is both external and internal as everyone within our societies must reconcile who these structures of power benefit or oppress them.  People of colour are brought up in a society that subconsciously shapes them into viewing themselves as the outsider, the pariah, never able to achieve the paramount of whiteness that society is built upon. Thus, we become our own gaolers, our own overseers and slave masters, entwining ever so the internalised racist ideals that we are socialised into.
I wanted to capture my own anguish and struggle I ave had with my internalised racism throughout my life and show the pain, the horror, the stress and strain of being afflicted with such a state of being.