I have finished hand-stamping my Falmouth (Jamaica) book. Only two remain for sale.
Excerpts can be found here.
Thank you for looking!
Don’t laugh when I say I am creating a 4 x 7 ft. garden. This will be my first foray into no dig gardening and too, I am starting the garden right in the middle of the hurricane season. I have not been back on the island of Jamaica in many years so I will have to figure out what to plant when, and in which section of the garden to plant different kinds of vegetables, flowers and trees. This is why I am starting out with a 4 x 7 ft. garden bed. I have loaded myself down with seeds and will start first with an edible garden. If this no dig garden goes according to plans, a 4 x 7 ft. garden will give me more than I can eat by myself! I hope to source some calalloo and scotch bonnet seeds to include in my garden and will visit the local 4H Club to see what I can find. Stay tuned!
Thank you for your interest in my writings and happenings and for visiting my site from time to time. I should have updated my home page a long time ago and let you know that I am making great progress and strides in my art and so, have reverted to writing only on my new artist’s Website. There will be a type of blog there when I begin posting about my Jamaican seaside garden in September/October.
All the best,
Feature artist, Alejandro Duran, site specific artwork made from plastic garbage.
When next you replace your toothbrush, think about this image (photo by the artist):
My next door neighbor is about 85 years old. She loves the piece above, called Duppy. I explained that it is based on my childhood imagining of what a duppy would look like. “What’s a duppy?” My best explanation is that it is akin to what Americans would call the boogie man or a very scary ghost. Her response to that? “We were afraid of Indians.”
Here is “Discus Thrower,” the first lino carving to come out of my new studio. And, the seeds for these plants were sown sometime around mid-April. Today, June 30th, and just look at them! Some will undoubtedly show up in my art.