The House of Slaves (Maison des Esclaves) and its Door of No Return is a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade on Gorée Island, 3 km off the coast of the city of Dakar, Senegal. Its museum, which was opened in 1962 and curated until Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye's death in 2009, is said to memorialise the final exit point of the slaves from Africa. While historians differ on how many African slaves were actually held in this building, as well as the relative importance of Gorée Island as a point on the Atlantic slave trade, visitors from Africa, Europe, and the Americas continue to make it an important place to remember the human toll of African slavery
B.Moore finds a symbolic echo to the phrase, “homecoming” for African descendents of Diaspora. The echo of last words spoke in the hallway of the House of Slaves, flowing into the ocean. In this piece I turn the direction of the figure in this work 180 degrees, facing back towards Africa. A homecoming reference. The above door is marked with reference to lambs blood (Exodus 12:13) where this work references the blood in a direct contrast to the location, as the door is marked by the blood of past ancestors who gave the ultimate sacrifice.