The Worst Sight by Kevin A. Williams|WAK, is a series of six paintings: Queen, King, Generation Lost (an elder), The Fishermen, The Washerwomen, and The Catch, in which the central theme is the painful issue of the Atlantic enslavement. From, 1619 to 1865, the African-American story was one of tragedy and trauma. Yet the African-American past is more than a horrific story of enforced immigration, slavery and oppression. It is also a past rich in beauty, resilience and greatness. Kevin ‘WAK’ Williams is able to capture this twinness of the African-American experience in The Worst Sight.
The first painting, Queen, captures a majestic African queen standing on the shores of the coast of Africa. As she looks out at the Atlantic ocean, her eyes behold ‘The Worst Sight’ ever seen, a slave ship approaching Africa. Tears flow from her eyes as she is overcome by a feeling of helplessness and rage. She can feel evil in the air. This feeling of ill omen is also vividly convey in the other paintings.
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