These works range from references to current events, like Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Jose, to the murder of Faiyaz Narinedatt who resisted sexual assault by a gay man in Guyana. Other references are culturally specific to the Guyana landscape.
Clusters of colored jhandi flags mounted on bamboo poles are a common site in Hindu homes, temples, and public spaces near bodies of water to indicate a Hindu prayer ceremony (puja) has been performed. "Jhandi Flags", references the religious iconology of this ritual, transforming the canvas’s fabric with a heavy bath of glitter, sequins, and acrylic paint.
There is storybook quality to these paintings which include symbols and icons of what is "typically" Caribbean: the black stilt-walkers; the carnival queens; "old mas"players; and, of course, the omnipresent Guyanese flag.
"This twittering world: Contemporary painters celebrate T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets" at Francis Kyle Gallery, London June 14-July 21, 2011. These works resulted from studying the long poem, particularly the quartet "The Dry Salvages". These are the works on canvas (see record albums for additional works).