Manifest, 2022


Oil Paint


68.58 x 46.99 cm

Year Created



Oil and acrylic on panel in antique frame Manifest is painting showing Mrs. Pipkin planting okra seeds in the soil. Her clothing is humble, a suggestion of the protagonists life before arriving in Canada. Okra is a significant crop, as it is believed that enslaved people brought seeds with them from Western Africa to the Americas. Here, Mrs. Pipkin has four individual seeds, paying tribute to her children in the U.S.

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Artwork History


May 26, 2023

Gordon Shadrach

May 25, 2023

Gallery Representation


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