Inspired by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” is a powerful ode to self-assurance and female empowerment. In the poem, Angelou celebrates her own unique beauty and presence, rejecting conventional standards of attractiveness. Instead of conforming to society’s expectations, she revels in her own essence and exudes confidence in her identity as a woman. Through her words, Angelou encourages other women to embrace their own uniqueness and recognize their inherent worth, regardless of external judgments or pressures.

Inspired by Jeffery Gibson

Jeffrey Gibson’s work is undeniably inspiring! His fusion of traditional Native American materials and techniques with non traditional substrates like punching bags creates a vibrant and thought-provoking visual language. As I delve into my own artistic practice, I’m drawn to Gibson’s bold use of color, pattern, and texture, as well as his exploration of identity and cultural heritage. His ability to blend diverse materials into cohesive and evocative artworks encourages me to push the boundaries of my own creativity and explore new ways of expressing my ideas.

Find inspiration in the mundane

Ideas may come from anywhere, anything, anytime, anyplace. For the most part, however, I believe that they spring from rather unromantic, sometimes unexpected, or even unsavory sources. The artist is a collector of things imaginary or real. He accumulates things with the same enthusiasm that a little boy stuffs his pockets. The scrap heap and the museum—embraced with equal curiosity. He takes snapshots, makes notes, records impressions on tablecloths or newspapers, on backs of envelopes or matchbooks. Why one thing and not another is part of the mystery, but he is omnivorous.”

Paul Rand: A Designer’s Art

Inspired by…. Sonya Clark

Textile and social practice artist Sonya Clark is renowned for her mixed-media works that address race and visibility, explore Blackness, and redress history. This online exhibition—the first survey of Clark’s 25-year career—includes the artist’s well-known sculptures made from black pocket combs, human hair, and thread as well as works created from flags, currency, beads, cotton plants, pencils, books, a typewriter, and a hair salon chair. 

Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend

Close Your Eyes and Listen …

Sitting on my deck, enjoying the gentle warmth of the raindrops on my skin, I closed my eyes, letting myself be carried away by the soothing rhythm of the rain. Suddenly, my peaceful moment was interrupted by a unfamiliar sound. It was Amazon, shuffling through a playlist by Herbie Hancock, and then I heard “The Jungle Line.”

Intrigued, I opened my eyes and asked Alexa for more information. She told me it was from Herbie Hancock’s album “River: The Joni Letters,” released in 2007 as a tribute to Joni Mitchell. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t discovered this song or album before.

As the music continued, I found myself drawn in by its complexity. Joni Mitchell’s lyrics vividly depicted the blend of urban life and natural wilderness, while Leonard Cohen’s distinctive recitation added depth. And then there was Hancock’s skillful keyboard work, weaving intricate rhythms and atmospheric sounds together.

In moments like these, when the rain and music merged, I felt a profound connection to something greater – a fusion of nature and melody. It served as a powerful reminder of the unexpected beauty that can be found in simple moments of life.

The Best Of Old School Soca mixed by DJ STYLEZ

I’m often asked what I’m listening to in the studio while I work. There’s nothing like the energy of classic soca tunes to elevate my artistic spirit.

Distant familiar tunes from yesteryears carry memories and stories, creating a nostalgic atmosphere in the studio. It’s like taking a trip down memory lane while I’m in the zone, allowing me to tap into a reservoir of emotions that enriches my creative process.

Next time you find me in the studio, you can bet these classic soca vibes will be echoing through the threads and colors. 🎵🎨

Track List: 01.Krossfyah- All Aboard 02.Burning Flames- Chook & Dip 03.Krossfyah- She Body In Control 04.Krossfyah- Oil Pumpin 05.Burning Flames- Workey Workey 06. Square One- Aye Aye Aye 07.Onyan- Whoop Whaps 08.Jam Band- Dimond 09.Burning Flames- Juantanamera 10.Militant-Passion 11.Square One- Hands Up 12.Rupee- Blame It 13.Shayne Bailey- Let Go Me Man 14.Square One- Iron Have Me So Bazodee 15.Rupee- What Happen In De Party 16.Kevin Lyttle- Turn Me On 17.Machel Mantano ft Mr Vegas- Dance With You 18.Bomani- Ah Not Going (Down There Tonight) 19.Destra- Who The Hell Is Kim(Wrong Name)

Holiday… ah can’t see

The song “Holiday” by Problem Child is crazy viral in my Caribbean social algorithm with hundreds of videos with mega views, so why doesn’t the music video have more views?

The song is destined to be a 2024 Carnival monster hit, so show some love to “Holiday” and crank those views up… #obsessed