– 2018

BLUE POWER continues my conversation with the ongoing impact of economic displacement in the Caribbean; a lasting legacy of colonialism. I have been exploring how this legacy has allowed sub-cultures to develop creating instability and insecurity.

Protection and the various methods employed by our people are of interest to me. We use prayer, mythology and superstition in an attempt to keep us safe. Of particular interest to me are the syncretic religious practices found across the Caribbean.

BLUE POWER explores the historical forces that contributed to the development of these syncretic practices and questions their efficacy. They seek to protect but invariably fail to achieve any sustainable change or advantage. A situation replicated among many post-colonial countries resulting in frustration, desperation and frequently attempts to escape.

Photos: Marcin sz