Battle Scars - Tj Reddy

Tj Reddy

Battle Scars

24.0 × 18.0 in

Acrylics mixed media


Scores of sores compartmentalized, each one barely alive, hospitalized, waiting to die, carrying the corpses of those who were butchered. From the “Psychological Castration” series, a response to the horror and injustice of the 1932-1972 Tuskeegee experiments that reduced hundreds of African American men to specimens to be studied by the U.S. Public Health Service during spurious treatments that did nothing to treat their syphilis even after the curative treatment was discovered. Systemic institutional blindness that severs human possibility.

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