The Scarlet Cord

Pamela Alderman's avatar Pamela Alderman

The Scarlet Cord reveals the deception that enslaves innocent children. As visitors step inside a 40-foot storage container filled with thirty doors, they enter a secret world. This dark world crosses religious and social economic borders to sell our children for sex. A twisting scarlet cord depicts the trauma bond that connects the children to their traffickers. The weathered doors represent these abused children whose youthful minds have become knotted. My art—dedicated to these suffering children tethered within the sex industry—calls for compassionate action.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 40 ft
  • Medium: Multi Media
  • Width: 8 ft
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 8 ft