Dancing Lady Photograph on Canvas, 16 x 24 in., 2007, $300
This is an image of a young lady really enjoying herself, grooving and shaking-it- up to the thumping Soca music all by herself! This is typical of how exhilarating Carnaval in Trinidad can be….
About The Artist
Artist Statement There is nothing like going to Carnival in Trinidad,! Especially the first time I went, I was blown away. I say this after living most of my life in Africa and it was the vibrancy of the colors, pulsating rhythmic music, beautiful people dancing and having a wonderful time, etc. that made me love the experience. I could easily trace the cultural roots of everything which drove me to capture the spirit of it all through photography. My photographs on canvas portray the beauty of the Caribbean, especially Trinidad.
Bio I was born and raised in Africa, by parents who were themselves, born and raised in Harlem, New York. My father was an international agricultural expert and my mother,two sisters and I followed him where ever he worked. I followed my father's footsteps and became an economic development specialist, raising two boys (Bemani and Jahmal) with my wife Cynthia overseas, mainly in Africa. Although I retired from the foreign service, I'm currently an economic policy adviser in Ghana.