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                        dready art ‘jerk’ – 40×24 – limited edition HD archival pigment print

years ago, in an art class, i was asked to paint a childhood memory and i painted, in oils and pastels, a floating pig in a background of roiling purple and green, dark and ominous … but the pig was pink and fat … it was called ‘the pig of ancient memory’ – and it was just that; literally one of my first memories …

we had just moved to Kingston from the farm in yallahs, grants pen, which had just become ‘Southhaven development’ … I was 2 and 1/2 ish; I don’t remember grants pen … but on what was probably the first day in kingston, a pig, in the bush, a big pig in a big dark bush, at the new house, startled me and that, that is my first memory as a human.

One of my kids has the art hanging on a wall …

anyhow so the pig of ancient memory when I came to fit it into the dready pantheon kept its pinkness and its round-ness …

but dready ness is about whimsy, eh, so the pig of ancient memory became ‘jerk’ – I love jerk pork!

eat mor chik’n …

Jerk …

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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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