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11/16/2016

As I interviewed artists in Tobago, I immediately noticed a dearth of professional female artists. I was curious as to why there seemed to be far fewer women pursuing art professionally, and why work of women tended to be categorized as craft. Stephanie Pile agreed.  S...

11/2/2016

When I visited artist Stephanie Pile, I immediately noticed how she brings new interpretation to ordinary things.     While others  may see only mundane objects, Stephanie sees  opportunities for creative expression. Visiting her home, and exploring her garden, I felt...

I had a plan: 15 interviews with Tobago and Trinidad artists.  Joseph would help me in many ways: “It is manifest, trust in Jah” using the Rastafarian term for God.  It seemed around every corner was another opportunity to practice balancing uncertainty and faith in wi...

There was something about Joseph’s sharing about the lessons from his life path that gave inspiration and hope to those on the journey of self-discovery and healing. Joseph, a deeply spiritual dreadlocked man in his fifties, had supported himself as an artist since his...

Joseph suggested that I serve as a representative for his work as a way to earn income.  Making a living in the arts had never come up, but something about this felt right.  It was an idea that energized my imagination, replacing my worries with curiosity and excitemen...

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