the house without the model … dready.

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i’m working on a series of Dready art that I want to think of as jamaican juxtapositions …

i’m just getting into them now and i’m not sure what form they’ll fully take, but ya know i like the idea and i like the thought of the fun with colors that i can have.

these are just two examples; the first is based on the ‘naomi campbell cottage’ at goldeneye – a liccle man in a liccle boat (named hustlin’) in contrast with the pretty, rich man’s cottage on the sea and another man who probably hustles on a completely different level …

another is a juxtaposition between a ‘big’ house with all its architectural symmetry and style and a country man’s off kilter home with its colour and verve.

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jamaica is very much a land of these evident polar opposites; ramshackle houses on the road to great estates …

don’t get me wrong this is not a treatise on happiness or inequality or anything remotely political … cause my liccle ben’ up country home may hold a happier life than the big house ever did …

i lived in enough places amongst enough people to know that a perception of poverty is not a reality of poverty that the man living in a clean dirt floored thatch house in the wilds of belize ain’t necessarily any poorer than the dood in the penthouse at the bottom of yonge street.

livin’ and lovin’!


About Dready

Dready art is a 100% caribbean product: it was imagined here, designed here, tested here – in barbados, bvi, cayman, grenada and jamaica – we live here and are from here, our children were born here, I draw it here (mostly, cause sometimes I draw it when I’m traveling!). So despite what has become the kind of global reach of dready art we try to think of ourselves as a little caribbean company just doing our thing.

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