|The River 2004
by Stephenal Thakiy
2007 • 023
Acrylic on Canvas.
33x 22.5 inches / 84 x 57 cm
Lent by the Sudanese Education Fund
This painting reminded many of our community partners of
their crossing of the Gila river during their exodus from Ethiopia
early 1990s. Fleeing machine gun fire,
many children were forced to swim across crocodile-infested waters. Some did not survive.
been developed by the Museums and Public Memory (Anth
159a) class taught by Professor Mark Auslander at Brandeis University.
Images have been reproduced with
the permission of the African Refugee Artists Club.