Redemption Song

Redemption Song

This statute known as ‘Redemption Song’ is located at Emancipation Park in Kingston, Jamaica, which was constructed in July 2002 according to its website. The work is symbolic of the emancipation of Jamaicans from slavery in 1838. From what I’ve gathered, it was done by a Jamaican artist, Laura Facey Cooper, and was considered controversial by many Jamaicans because they believed it promoted nudity. In addition to that, many of them were offended by the male statue’s nakedness, in particular, his penis size, and also that the sculptor was too ‘light-skinned’.

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