dready – meet my wilson

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                      dready ‘wilson’s other roles, hamlet’ – commissioned image

i’d been listening to some ‘gramcasts’, about change, during our mandatory isolation – we’d been in Jamaica when the coronavirus started to run rampant in europe and spread to the americas, so when we came home we had to go into mandatory isolation …

anyhow, the man behind the gramcasts had also started an initiative #meetmywilson to let people who felt isolated and not just in isolation know that they were not alone and had asked me if i would participate ..

the idea of a wilson comes from the tom hanks movie ‘cast away’ in which he created a friend, wilson, out of a volleyball, to keep him company in his alone-ness and despair …

and i thought … what if i imagined wilson as an actor, a character rather than an object …

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you know, when david asked me if i had done a ‘wilson’, yet, i said no, i hadn’t and i said that although i was in isolation i was not isolated and i didn’t want to be false about it … but he asked that i do it not as an indication of my own feelings during the lockdown but to let people, who are anxious and lonely, know that they were being thought about.

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one love …

livity …

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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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