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

The River 2004

This painting reminded many of our community partners of their crossing of the Gila river during their exodus from Ethiopia in the early 1990s.  Fleeing machine gun fire, many children were forced to swim across crocodile-infested waters.  Some did not survive.

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