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Universal artist

UGA art professor Joseph Norman was quoted in a Baltimore City Paper article about his latest work, a 10-foot-by-100-foot mural called “The Middle Passage,” which refers to a slave trade route.

“It’s the last person to be forced into the door of no return on the slave ships and so it has to look universal, so everyone can get it,” Norman said. “I wanted to take out all of the sentimentality. I didn’t want you to feel bad because I look like this person and you look like that person. That doesn’t get us anywhere. There are no perpetrators in this work.”