This artwork retells a story told to the artist about the imprisoned cousin of a woman named Gabby Thomas, a woman befriended by the artist while she was visiting New Orleans a year after Hurricane Katrina. The painting reflects a dark kind of deep humor not uncommon in New Orleans. In Gabby's story, her cousin escaped from Angola Penitentiary, was caught by police in a swamp, and while being beaten he was calling out, "Take me back (to prison)!" On the couch at the bottom of the painting are the artist, Gabby with her mother and a friend of the family. At the time of hearing the story, it was a metaphor (to the artist) for Black People's relationship to Hurricane Katrina and also, in a general way, of Black People's relationship to the United States.
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Artworks on the themes of policing, surveillance, corruption, prison, and abolition. Many of these works are based on true personal anecdotes and explore the impact of these issues on everyday people's lives.