Sandra Hansen

This woman's photograph was used to show that as a slave and a black woman she was no better than an animal.  The fear in her eyes was gripping.  This painting was done to compare it with the suffering of Jesus.  I used the Shroud of Turin to emphasize this similarity.  The folds of the fabric also become the bars of the prison of slavery.

Shroud of Tourin

54 x 48 x 4

Oil and Encaustic on Masonite