dready – bobby sox

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dready art ‘bobby sox’ – 14×22 – image

I have been trying to work on a series of art featuring this character in various scenarios working with the ‘ideas’ taken from an old 1958 photo shoot in Jamaica, and exploring “what might a modern young woman of strength, look like, using the vibes of those older moments and modernising them, finding a good ‘stance’ for her etc …”

so playing with things … and in this case the girl in the white man’s work shirt; think Bond women at breakfast circa 1962 …

and it works well because in the modern space we have adverts for the ‘boyfriend shirt’ and we have fashion items like the ‘Bailey and Budd’ Frank shirt; this idea of a ‘men’s work shirt’ for women’s casual wear …

in earlier versions of the character she’s holding a beer, because of a conscious choice about the moment she was inhabiting, but in this one I put a mobile phone to her hand, because I’m thinking of her up in the morning checking her emails, messages and social streams and as another iteration of the modernization of her

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‘coo yah’ morgan plus 8 – 48×22 – image

and then I started thinking of putting her in other situations, other settings …

she seemed almost like sort of a superhero’s alter ego, to me … like she had some sort of other life; and so in this case she’s riding in a Morgan Plus 8 …

‘coo yah’ is a jamaican/caribbean patois exclamation that means ‘(would you) look at that!’

cool things

ideas, man …


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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