Medicine Woman

Gold Leaf and Acrylic on Wood Panel

2021

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Created by Mark Steven Greenfield as a part of his series, "Hey-Lo".

Balthazar, 2021, Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Wood Panel, 20 X 16, (L).jpg

This piece is inspired by an African woman whose name and face have been erased by history. She was the first person to establish and run a hospital in the Americas, curing the sick in her humble shack located right where the Hospital de Bari was built in the Dominican Republic. She used her knowledge of natural medicine to save lives. The Dominican Republic was home to the first black people in the Americas, who were brought here by Christopher Columbus.