Sump’n Familiar

Sump’n Familiar

I choose to describe this work (above) because it is a very significant piece. This particular piece was selected  by an international jury that chose it as a winner for the FLORENCE LEIF AWARD  for most outstanding female painter.

In this particular piece from this body of work I studied international symbols and the culture of the Ashanti and Ewe tribes of West Africa. The design of the Kente fabric with the strips and stripes rather than the usual one planes complete design of the usual fabric framed composition shows how the creative energy is released from the weaver through the cloth. This way the artist/weaver shows the ability to manipulate his talents with a natural ease of expression.

In the Kente fabric they had images and symbols that described the culture and spoke of their folklore. I then decided to create a body of works with symbols that is relevant to the Bahamian culture and society. You will see in this piece a symbol for the PLP (Progressive Liberal Party) and FNM (Free National Movement) along with some symbols of the Junkanoo  Groups SAXONS AND VALLEY BOYS.

This particular piece is in the collection of Vincent D’Aguilar.