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While in Trinidad a few weeks ago, we came across this display by Jamaican artist Jasmine Thomas-Girvan that was part of Y Art Gallery’s fourth annual Jewelbox exhibition entitled 'Spectrum'.

Part sculpture, part jewellery, her fantastical, hybrid creatures were presented in a surreal world; the precious metals and stones were arranged against a backdrop of Michel-Jean Cazabon’s art and incorporated the poetry of Martin Carter.  The diorama was watched over by a mystical female figure that represented the life-force, the incubator and embodied the 'Wild Woman' of Clarissa Pinkola Estes' "Women Who Run With the Wolves".  Multi-coloured threads emanated from her outstretched palms and provided a link to the disparate elements below.  The result was a spectrum that ran from past to present, with a consideration of the future.


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