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Description of a Slave Ship

$ 1,900.00

Description of a Slave Ship is one of Gwylym’s reveal artworks that draws the viewer’s attention to the blight of slavery and to help us remember so that we don’t repeat the same mistakes.

1 in stock


Title: Description of a Slave Ship

Size: 100cm width x 75cm height.

Medium: Digital NFT + Original Signed Print.

Number available: 1 of 1.

Description of a Slave Ship is one of Gwylym’s reveal artworks. The document used in this artwork is a real historical document copied and reproduced from the original engraving. The trans-Atlantic slave trade was one of the most dehumanizing things that humans have done to other humans.

Transporting of the slaves was particularly terrible, but much of the public had no clue just how bad the conditions were. Over 10,000 copies were distributed in under a year and this gave people a visual sense of the awful circumstances that slaves were forced to go through, which gave strong support to the antislavery movement that was eventually abolished soon after.

Slavery still takes place in many parts of the world and the artist is drawing attention to the fact that this is a problem of humanity that involves everyone. As Governments grow bigger and more powerful the potential for cycles to repeat are amplified. Lest us not forget and keep guard against the more subtle forms of slavery.

Are you onboard the ship of freedom or the ship of slavery?

90 Days Guarantee

Buying art online can be a daunting process and it is our aim to make it an easy decision to make. If for any reason you decide that you aren’t happy with the art you receive or you simply change your mind within the first 90 days, we will be happy to give you a full refund (see our returns policy for more information).

Creative Process

Bjorn works with Gwylym to decide the subject of the artwork. In some cases Bjorn takes the photo according to what they have both decided. In other case Gwylym sources existing images.

The base photo is run through one or several Artificially Intelligent Neural Networks to combine layers with other textures chosen by Gwylym. Gwylym changes the computer code in the Neural Network to create recipes of different weights and number of layers. The art is then edited in various ways by Gwylym until he is happy with his artistic vision.


We work with professional printing companies to ensure the quality of our artwork. It should be mentioned that depending on your screen type and calibration the delivered art may differ slightly to what you see on your screen.

Artwork care

We use UV-resistant inks but you should always be careful where you hang your art so as to keep the art safe. Try to avoid direct sunlight–this is the same for all art that you collect.


We take special care to ensure that your original artwork reaches you in perfect condition by using the correct packaging and reliable shipping courier. However, if something goes wrong, please let us know and we will be happy to help (see our shipping policy for more information).


The art will be printed using the finest quality inks and canvas and signed by the artist. A certificate of authenticity will be shipped with the artwork.


The NFT (Non Fungible Token) will be minted on a blockchain and ownership transferred to the buyer. A secure link will be sent to the buyer upon receipt of payment.

NFT minting explained.