“Cash Crop” — an evocative work of cement, fabric, steel and wood that compels viewers to imagine themselves squeezed into the hull of slave ship. It features 15 life-size sculptures of human beings in shackles representing the 15 million human beings kidnapped and transported by sea during the trans-Atlantic slave trade —people were not considered people; they were considered a good or commodity — ['Cash Crop' on display at the African American Museum in Philadelphia 2014]
Life can be the sunshine, on peaceful days with bright blue skies, or life can be the raindrops, that fall like tears squeezed from your eyes. Life can be the heaven, that you'll only reach through hell, since you won't know that you're happy, if you've not been sad as well. Life can teach hard lessons, but you'll be wiser once you know, that even roses need both sunshine, and a touch of rain to grow.