For Joseph Bacchus, carving has been a lifelong calling. He has always felt inspired by a divine presence, and sees the purpose of his work as a contribution to the art community. His evocative and finely detailed hand carvings embody both the Caribbean’s ancestral African roots and contemporary symbolism of the environment.
Bacchus, who is self taught, is originally from Sapria, Trinidad, and has resided in Tobago for more than 10 years. Most of the woods he uses are native to Tobago including red and white cedar, mahogany, and cypress.