In Haiti the statue Neg Maron (meaning Brown/Black man) stands at the capital of Port au Prince, Haiti as the symbolic representation of the 1st successful slave rebellion. In 1804, Haiti overthrew the French colonist and became the first free Black Nation in the Western Hemisphere. The statue depicts a slave with a chain on one leg, a machete in one hand and a conch shell in the other (which signifies the call to freedom/call to join the revolt). This very statue inspired me to create Famn Maron (meaning brown/black Women). Where the conch shell is her head wrap. She is surrounded by hibiscus flower which is the national flower of Haiti. While the Hispaniolan trogon, the national bird of Haiti, rest on her hand. 30x40 gallery wrap cotton canvas 

Famn Maron