Monday, November 11, 2013

I created this image for my Postervirus; 2013 Launch poster (which I will post once I get a copy of it with the text- "Religion can't protect you"). 

This piece is called "Test-ify" and with it I am addressing the use of religion to oppress, ostracize and violently discriminate against people with hiv/aids in the black and Afro-Caribbean communities. I am suggesting that we fight this ‘power’ and the spread of the virus, by getting tested and also ‘testifying’ to the truth of what's going on in the community - the ostracism, the ignorance about the virus and the violence committed in the name of religion.
For this piece I used adinkra symbols; and the devil/angel comes out of devil character from Trinidad carnival – where there are many colored devils – this one is a white devil.
Size of piece is 8.5 x14 inches and materials used are acrylic ink, oil pastel, mirrors, safety pins on mylar.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Church Street Mural Launch

Church Street Mural Launch - Councillor, some of the Artists and Curators

The BMO Church Street Mural Launch occurred on 19th October 2013 (a day before my birthday). In the pictures you have Kristyn Wong-Tam the Councillor who is heading up this project in conjunction with the Church St BIA and World Pride 2014. In the other picture are some of the artists - Troy Brooks, William Craddock, Meera Sethi, the two curators- James Fowler and Syrus Marcus Ware and myself - Natalie Wood.