Maroon Mountain

Installation / Series of 4 inkjet prints (2009)
40.6×50.8 cm

Maroon Mountain is situated on the west coast of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Its name refers to the maroons (escaping enslaved people), who hid there when fleeing from the plantations. The maroons used the plants mentioned in this series of drawings in their acts of resistance. Some of the language has been borrowed from botanical encyclopedias.