WASHERWOMAN

2018

Mixed media installation (Beeswax, resin, brown cotton, wire & found objects)

4ft H x 4.5ft L

 

Shown at solo exhibition 'IMPRINT' (2019),

Lott Gallery, Port of Spain 

Inspired by a JW Cleary photograph taken in Jamaica in 1890, this installation was intended to pay homage to the labour of our ancestors as Caribbean peoples and in particular the female contribution to the fabric of our heritage. Though she continues to wash, she can never truly cleanse the material of its imprint. 

Photographs by Kibwe Brathwaite

 © 2020 by Shannon Alonzo - Visual Artist 

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