fabric strips and cotton embroidery floss on canvas
The panel in the front was stitched while in Barbados. The panel just behind it covers the eleven previous days. Visually, the trip was very stimulating. The colours in the architecture and foliage were brilliant and nourishing. The air was hot and humid. I was so impressed with the people I saw on the streets. I feel a respect for the Bajan culture and hope that these photos show that respect. In 2007, I studied batik with Gasali Adeyemo and he told his students that to dress well was a gift to others, a sign of respect.
I took most of these photos while walking. I asked permission from some of the subjects, but must admit that most were done quickly and because I was in love. I rarely post photos of figures, even though the human figure and how we each get through our lives is the main inspiration of my work. Concerned about ethics and boundaries, I offer these up to the internet with, as stated before, the greatest respect.