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                               dready art ‘josiah’s beach’ – 50×20 – original triptych on canvas

at the end of last year, 2017, two back to back hurricanes Irma and Maria, mashed up the BVI and several other countries in their path;

I’d just taken this commission a few weeks before irma …

in the aftermath it kinda held extra poignancy for the couple and they were anxious to see it done … theirs wasn’t a life completely lost as they still live there, but a life completely changed, and this was, perhaps to be a reminder of things that ‘used to were’.

having lived through several hurricanes and one major, personally devastating one (and one devastating but not personally) I know the sensation of what someone called ‘the new normal’ …

the choice to make this a triptych came slowly as I was drawing it; it started with the want for more sky … and then the size of the end image started to evolve, it started to get bigger and bigger.

first it was just a diptych with the extra sky and then I had an urge to cut it and make it 3 …

bless …

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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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