I painted this acknowledging the prisoners who work on those hard days doing harsh labor. The background yellows and oranges to show the heat, the fence from prison and chains to symbolize that its slavery. I wanted contrast from the bright back ground and went for black and grays to have different values.


CC BY-SA 4.0 My Media: Slavery Today by Mireya is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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  1. Stasia 2 years ago

    First off I want to this is a beautiful painting. Also, I love how you contrasted your colors in order to resemble something. Also, just acknowledging that you care is deeply appreciated.

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