This is one of the pieces in the exhibit called "Gold"
In 1887 the world’s largest gold field was discovered in the Transvaal, South Africa. Transvaal President Paul Kruger said: “Instead of rejoicing you would do better to weep, for this gold will cause our country to be soaked in blood.” It didn’t take long for this prophetic statement to come true. After British colonial leaders were unable to annex the Boer republics and attempts to overthrow the government failed war was finally declared in 1899. In 1901 Lord Kitchener ordered that concentration camps be built to house thousands of Boer women and children, and separate camps for the Africans who served under the Boers. The war ended 1902, but not before the deaths of thousands of women and children. It is estimated that 28,000 Boers died in the camps, (22,000 were under the age of 16) and around 20,000 in the African camps.
Peek a Boo at The Village Artisans. Each artwork requires the viewer to open the door, the curtain or lift the lid to see what's inside and there are some fun surprises.
Nancy will be in a group show at The Winds Cafe (show starts Nov 6th) for the month of November.
THANKYOU nancy for helping me hang my show at the emporium, your guidance and help was invaluable. Have monday marked to help you hang yours :)