VIEWS FROM THE WEST

For many the words "West Coast" call to mind a very specific kind of imagery, one inextricably linked to ideas of stardom, wealth and quite often, excess. Guyana's own West Coast and West Bank areas, on the other hand, are far removed from the typical associations of artificially tanned/toned bodies sprawled across white sandy beaches, set against a backdrop of high rise condominiums.

 

A still-developing space surrounded mostly by farmlands, Guyana's West Coast/Bank boasts a different kind of wealth: a green wealth that translates to fertile soil and an abundance of crops that supply local, regional and international markets.

 

Views From the West is an ongoing series of digital collages that explores the unique aesthetic of Guyana's West while also examining the relative quietness of the space as a site that allows for the indulgence of my own self-care practices.

A Hero's Journey, 2017

Digital Collage

8 inches x 10 inches

A Little Closer To The Source, 2017

Digital Collage

8 inches x 10 inches

The State Of Things Unsaid, 2017

Digital Collage

8 inches x 10 inches

Morning Glory Blue, 2017

Digital Collage

8 inches x 10 inches

High Atop His Throne, 2017

Digital Collage

8 inches x 10 inches

Just A Few More Hours, 2017

Digital Collage

8 inches x 10 inches

Black Water Remedy, 2016

Digital Collage

8 inches x 10 inches

You Will Find Solace Here, 2016

Digital Collage

8 inches x 10 inches