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Taisha Carrington - Huglinks
Taisha Carrington - Huglinks

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2024 Craft Gathering Exhibition

Taisha Carrington - Huglinks

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Barbadian clay, resin, silver, cotton cord

‘I had a dream of a new old Caribbean’ collection dreams a new origin of afro-Caribbean people by acknowledging our superpowers and decentralizing centuries of suffering from our history. The aim is not to erase our past, but to propose an imagined world to help facilitate new visions for our future. The story evokes pondering on what the superhero spirits’ life was like? What would they wear? How would they creolize their knowledge to find their way in new lands with new animals and plants? What would they pass on to us, the current generation? The Huglinks neckpiece was the first piece in this collection. For me ‘Cuban link’ chains (/curb link) represent prosperity and wealth in Black communities. This neck piece uses the familiarity of the Cuban link as a way to overlay/ introduce joy to more challenging imagery. By reimagining the bodies in this neckpiece as hugging each other and linked in prosperity, I am attempting to replace the familiar image of persons on slave ships packed in a similar manner. I had a Dream of a New Old Caribbean.


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