Syncretism is the basis of all things new.
We did this together.











fisherman of Souls

(charcoal and graphite, 25in x 35.75in)
ncbii

2021


The Tchamba veneration cult is a religious cult that was developed to
heal the wounds of slavery in West Africa. The spirit of the cult is
                    venerated both by descendants of slave owners and by those who were 
                        enslaved (Dana Rush, “Vodun in Coastal Benin”). In essence, it is an apology,
acknowledgement, and quest for salvation.

                It’s not hard to understand why slaves were able to adapt this concept to the
new world during the transatlantic slave trade.

                            While perhaps not a perfect solution it is an attempt at redressing past 
problems within the current generation.













Mark