Abbebe’s paintings are quite shocking if you’ve never seen a birth happen, more so if that birth wasn’t a natural birth, you might actually be surprised at what you see. He experienced 2 natural birth with his “Empress” and thought so much of the process that he honors it with 5 painted canvases.
While his art is most definitely his reality, he is not unaware of the social position that he takes on by being an artist.
Her photos are displayed on zinc and board (both have long been staples of building houses in the ghettos of Jamaica), there’s a table set up with dominoes, graffiti on the walls, even a standpipe for water. She truly created the entire experience!
Natasha Cunningham was the first person Kevin ‘Supanova’ Salmon and I got the chance to film when we arrived at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston. Her exhibition featured prints of some of her designs and a large mannequin dressed in a paper and tulle dress (she talks about it below)! Every girly girl would want to be in these clothes, trus mi.