CUSP

Concepts of here and there, within the Caribbean context and viewed through a lens of binary opposition, 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 handmade mixed media collages that examines how we navigate those spaces; what we take with us; and the artificial systems designed to control our movement.

 

With the beach morning glory plant still occupying a central position in the way I frame the regular temporary movements that sustain my creative practice, I use my own dependence on what I refer to as “mini migrations” to examine the experiences of those of us who live and work at the edge of here and there.

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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