The narrative of this piece was to make a scene that was as uplifting and full of hope as possible, considering the very serious subject matter. Jamaica will always be a historically known country of freedom and liberation and so for this reason the narrative is one of this liberation. I wanted to include many elements that were directly related to Jamaican culture as visual metaphors for Jamaica itself and so the the national bird of Jamaica(Swallow-Tail Hummingbird) is used to be representative of the victims of trafficking. The Jamaican jungle, with its indigenous flowers are the Jamaican heart as they reach out, with extended arm-like vines pulling and breaking the cage open, taking the power away from the greyed out (shadowed) figures of oppression. Those without color. Without a soul.

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