dready s the huntsman …

                            dready art’s ‘out for ducks’ – limited edition archival pigment print # of 99 – 18×24

there’s a story, you know there is right …

a photo of my cousin at bird bush started me thinking about a whimsical hunting pic …

i used to live in the bush and when i was there i, we used to hunt; but that was a long time ago in another place, and without a need/want to hunt for food (this is a relative t’ing) i certainly don’t hunt for sport.

bird bush, in jamaica, is a great memory for me, grandpa used to shoot – he had his own pair of custom hand made spanish guns, pretty and tooled and he kept them in a case in the chest of drawers. My first ‘man’ t’ing was as a tiny little yute, 5 maybe, when grandpa took me to the lodge at bird bush with him … me one and plenty big big man, cussing and drinking and sleeping in their under pants and t shirt.

the bird boys carried me on their shoulders to the stand in the swamp ’cause I was too small to walk through the water … what an adventure for a little bwoy.

in another long ago in some other place that I don’t live no more i used to shoot skeet and trap, weekly, with stevie and curtis and mikey …

anyhow so a photo of sam started this idea of a whimsical look at bird shooting … and then research for another dready pushed another button and it started to come together …

then pam and max didn’t like the hat i was using, which sent me in search of another hat … and then the beard, for a reason, the dooood’s beard had to be full and bushy … and then the name, ‘out for ducks’ comes from cricket – when you’re bowled out on your first ball …

see told you story … IKR

a bird inna di hand!

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