The Cry, 1984 – Sculpture

Series nameSelected Slides

The oak wood in this sculpture came from old sailing ships, which used to dock in Lancaster. It has been suggested by Juginder Lamba that these ships may well have been carrying slaves. As such, Lamba felt that the wood seemed to be screaming and so he carved a face with an open mouth and a pair of hands placed above and below to stretch the scream. For Lamba, “there is torture, anguish, and great pain – it is as if all the human horror and tragedy of the slave ships permeated the very timbers and infected them for all time.” This sculpture measures 36 cm.

Date of Creation / Publication1984
CreatorLamba, Juginder
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberJuginder Lamba Collection (GB 2661 JL)
Catalogue NumberJL/SLD/7
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable.
Access to originalsThe originals belong to Juginder Lamba
Series notesThis grouping features twenty-three individually selected slides depicting Juginder Lamba
Collection notesJuginder Lamba was born in Nairobi in January 1948.