Inga Kimberly Brown


 

                                           


       Welcome to the Blood Horse Plantation a tangible idea in an accessible vision of what the Antebellum period plantation lives were alike and how that inequality amongst the human race in reference to race, class and poverty has filtered down to the same issues with inequality and targeting victims as we live through today. 

Please take notice of the willow trees and cotton fields as your eyes follow the path to the Big House. Again note, and look under the  semi ceiling of the Big House above the porch and you will see that it is painted blue like the Heavens, to remind the Slave Master's family of their God and religion and viewed it as an amulet, to ward off any retribution from slaves practicing Slave Religion, which derived from sectors of the African Yoruba and other practices similar to Vodun as well as Indigenous American religions. still practiced The dining room ceiling painted is also painted in the image of the sky, that also hangs a beautiful chandelier.


       Inside the Big House, there are various paintings that adorn the walls.  In the kitchen, there is an appropriated painting of Paula Deen as the antebellum mistress of Blood Horse Plantation, in the dining room there is the appropriated  painting of David Duke, the Ex-Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, in the parlor room past the dining room exist another painting of the ladies of the plantation ofthe Day. Now, on to the second floor in the far left hand side of the floor, there is an etching " You Be Mine" inspired by the artist maternal  great grandmother. Into the stairwell. Hallway, there is a wood block print of an image called " Midnight," through the doorway to the far right side of the second floor another painting adorns the walls, an appropriated Byron De La Beckwith as a slave owner of the Blood Horse Plantation.


        Inside the Slave House , the walls consist of many collages of political articles and images that represent, racism and the making of Mammi, Jezebels and Sapphires, the dominant personalities formed on the plantation and still exist today. I explore Stockholm syndrome in the energy of slave house as well as through the images of injustice, cruelty and racism.  The entrapped people of bondage through the years of the Atlantic Slave Trade in the Americas  and the same targeted victims  of racism, poverty and other various oppressions are still the same people  today in 2015. Slavery in the United States in 1865.