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christina peake

visual art

Mr. Harding

Mr. Harding is a set of 5 scenes within a large AO size book. These scenes depict the story of the burning of canes or Mr. Harding which has passed from a Barbadian cultural ritual into mythology. The scenes are essentially large pop up silhouettes whose image is reflect on the pages in ink backgrounds mimicking the ink blots used by pyschoanalysts. These scenes are the illustration of the storyteller's mind as they conjur the ritual now myth and project it to create these dark yet delicate images out of the darkness of their consciousness. This is the first of a set of 8-10 narratives for a commission that I have permission to exhibit externally.