In the years that Petra lived in Ghana, she admired the strong appearance of its people. The power was not only in their personality, but Ghanaians are also physically very strong. Women can put easily a 40 liter bucket of water on their head, or carry a heavy trunk without using their hands – as if it weighs nothing. Really impressive!
The broken and loose chains on her dress refer to the time that the Netherlands built forts from which slaves were shipped to America. Although relations between the two countries are good, those scars remain forever. The golden objects in the sculpture are a reference to Gold Coast, the former name of Ghana.
The size of the sculpture is 63 x 36 x 33 cm