I created this piece in celebration of all those who support the global fight against the transmission and spread of HIV. Growing up in the 1980’s when the disease emerged was such a daunting experience. Education and treatment was particularly challenging for Caribbean small island states. Today,there has been significant progress in the fight against the virus. We have come such a long way in the past forty plus years however we still have some way to go. But we can still celebrate the successes of those who have contributed to this cause. The proposed creative concept for this year’s theme “Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility” will explore the concept that there are Angels amongst us who provide the support and buffer for those who have been affected by HIV as well as the wider community who support in the fight against this virus.
This piece depicts the energy and vibrancy of growing up and living in the Caribbean. The piece is heavily textured and embraces a burst of colour and energy which is unique to the colour palettes of our rich Caribbean history.