TheSeekers-GilbertAftermath_oil-cotton_38x40-c1991

The seekers: Gilbert aftermath. Oil on cotton, 38″x40″, 1989. Private collection. In the 1988 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Gilbert wreaked havoc in the Caribbean. It made landfall in Jamaica as a category 3 hurricane on September 12. Schliefer’s depiction is of the desolation of a people left with few resources in its aftermath.

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