the dready forest for the dready trees

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                  dready art sea grape forest –

the beach ’round here used to be more full of sea grape – hurricane ivan mash them up, and the mangrove too, but elsewhere, above the tide line, the sea grapes flourish.

there’s a single sea grape, creating an arbor, in the corner of the garden, under which, is a day bed, shaded by the branches and the leaves … and i have 2 little sea grape trees growing at the edge of the beach.

there’s a ‘character’ to the trees; mottled and nobly, with branches growing off in all sorts of directions.

you can make jams and jellys from the grapes, or eat them when they ripe … the wood makes good fire; in their shade crabs crawl and birds make their nests.

so sea grapes are a thing around here, part of the scenery and I had to fit some into a commission – and as I did they seemed to warrant a life of their own – they have an importance, a significance of place … so here they are.

in the end I chose to portray only what was under the canopy, I left out the leaves – they’re only indicated by the shadows on the ground … it’s because you, i never notice them really; i hear them rattle together above me …

tranquility …


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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