"Bird in Hand" by Ellen Gallagher

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Combining oil paint, ink and paper with Himalayan rock salt and gold leaf, this complex collage is as much a piece of craftsmanship as it is an artwork. Ellen Gallagher explores narratives surrounding the slave trade, and as Lizzie Perrotte explains, creates an artwork that begs the question: "What if?"

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