PHOTOS: Sugar Sculpture Honors Black Laborers of the Past

Artist Kara Walker's tribute to African slave laborers, “A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby,” is housed in the old Domino Sugar Refinery in Brooklyn, one of the country's trendiest locales. The Sphinx-like sculpture is made of four tons of sugar.

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(AP) — Several small sculptures of young boys, covered in molasses, with fruit baskets holding unrefined sugar accompany “A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby,” by artist Kara Walker, on display inside the former Domino Sugar Refinery, located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, Sat., May 17, 2014.

Four tons of sugar were used to create the 35-foot-high sphinx-like sculpture.

The head of the large sculpture wears a kerchief and slightly exaggerated African features. Her breasts are exposed and her fists are thrust out, described by Walker as both submissive and domineering. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)