time longer than rope

Dready, Dready Art and Everything Dready time+longer+than+ropeas part of an ongoing commission to produce 7 images based on old time cayman sayings we resorted to a very cool book (if you’re a Jamaican or a Caymanian I guess), published in 1910, called Jamaica Negro Proverbs and Sayings …

this image is called ‘time longer than rope’! which means both that ‘time solves everything’ and ‘time is your enemy’
But this dready could equally have been called christmas beef!
the idea of christmas beef is that you buy a ‘cow’ early in the year and you fatten ‘he’ up with all kinds of good food, you spend time with he and you nurture he and you chat with he, you and your friends sit around and drink rum next to he and then when christmas comes … you slit he throat and make he inna steaks!
keep your head!
PS I just noticed that I used the same cloud and birds as the pedro castle image … repetitive cloud syndrome! And then I remembered why; because I used the Pedro Castle image as the template for these.
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