Women and children carrying loads of laundry to the river struck me as an allegory for the unjust burdens placed on third-world people by first-world nations. One example is trade and aid policies that put Haitian farmers out of business while benefiting US agribusinesses.
Burden was printed with six silkscreens for its 3 shades of gray, 2 shades of green, and black. I call it a “Powder Print Plus” because of the additional red and blue powders I added by hand after the second firing and before the third (of four). The border is a continuation of the main image, but toned down and overlayed with a random pattern of banana leaves.