CUSP

Concepts of “here” and “there” within the Caribbean context and viewed through the lens of binary oppositional thinking (as is more often than not the default perspective), point to a distorted perception that stems from how the region’s residents are typically trained to consider each space (i.e. anywhere else is better than “here”).

 

Cusp is an ongoing series of work that examines how we navigate those two spaces; what we take with us; what gets left behind; the artificial systems designed to control our individual and collective movements; and the emotional responses triggered as a result of these.

 

This series presents some of my own experiences with what could be referred to as “mini migrations,” or being based in a particular location but going through a regular process of temporarily uprooting and resettling in the hopes of finding and sustaining new opportunities for creative growth. In these works, I use my own dependence on those temporary movements to examine the experiences of those of us who live and work at the edge of both “here” and “there” by delving into themes of escapism, transformation, vulnerability and anxiety that are often closely linked to this cyclical process.

Everything Will Be Okay, 2020

Mixed media collage on canvas

72 inches x 44 inches

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Where There's Smoke, 2020

Mixed media collage on canvas

60 inches x 48 inches

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A Slight Hesitation, 2020

Mixed media collage on canvas

60 inches x 48 inches

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A Certain Lure I, 2020

Mixed media collage on canvas

36 inches x 24 inches

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A Certain Lure II, 2020

Mixed media collage on canvas

36 inches x 24 inches

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Perpetual Dilemma, 2019

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

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A Quiet Surrender, 2019

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

22 inches x 30 inches

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Alternate Venus, 2019

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

22 inches x 30 inches

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Here And Now, 2019

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

22 inches x 30 inches

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The Light Keeper, 2019

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

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And Yet Still, 2019

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

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No Empathy in the Wild, 2019

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

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Field of Dreams, 2019

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

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A Fleeting Moment Of Discomfort, 2019

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

And The Eventual Realization, 2019

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

That The Burden Was Never Yours To Bear, 2019

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

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An Exercise in Vanity, 2019

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

Release The Worries Of Tomorrow, 2019

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

The Creeping Tangle Of Uncertainty, 2019

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

And Check-in With Thine Own Self Today, 2019

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

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All Too Familiar, 2018

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

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The Threats That Stalk By Day, 2018

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

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And By Night Despite Grounding, 2018

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

A Quiet Contemplation, 2017

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

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Of A Possibility And An Unlikelihood, 2017

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

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And The Absence Of Both, 2017

Mixed media collage on watercolour paper

30 inches x 22 inches

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