Freed by Faith
Cold steel bars and uniformed guards here fail, for all their ferocity, to keep the righteous bound. Adapted from a true story, the young woman is here seen breaking free from one of China’s nefarious labor camps, where she was held as a prisoner of conscience. The hand seal, common to Falun Gong, suggests that the power of inner rectitude melded with conviction was her means to freedom. According to one firsthand account of this story, the woman’s handcuffs were miraculously shed and a path opened to the outside in front of her. Those who could not escape may be held for dozens of years, or even tortured and killed. More than 3,000 such deaths have been documented by human rights groups thus far.
Canvas Size: 28.9" x 60"
Painter: Xiaoping Chen
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