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Monday, October 31, 2016

dready - granny's pants ...



                  dready art's 'mi granny's skeng foot pants' - image

the things that were in fashion before i knew what fashion was, are in fashion again ... bell bottom flares, platform shoes, big hair, big hoop earrings ...

i remember walking down the street in miami, when i was a little yute man, and seeing a dooood all pimped up and his platform heels were see-through and had a goldfish inside them - too cool, don't it.

anyhow, so ya know, the idea was that fashion comes around and around ... i used to wear my grandfather's coat and people's grandmother's styles are coming back into fashion.

bless ...

Saturday, October 29, 2016

dready street style ...

 
                   dready 'big hair gyal' - street style - image

the continuing fiddle with 'fashion' - imagining a series of images based around european street style ...

big natural fluffy hair suits the whole dready vibe t'ing ... and i went pastel on the background and then i saw a background colour from fez in morocco (i think) and it was so warm and beautiful and the person leaning against the wall just leapt off the screen.

anyhow ... 'nuff 'bout that

peace ...




Thursday, October 27, 2016

dready work on the wall ...


                       dready 'tuk tuk' in the Kimpton Seafire Hotel, Grand Cayman


it's a very cool and very simple dready and one that they chose to put in the rooms at the Kimpton.
There are 7 other dready pieces dotted around the lobby and public spaces of this lovely 5 star hotel.

coolness ...

Monday, October 24, 2016

dready ... in the french style


       dready 'in the french style' - image

as i was looking at images of street fashion styles for some stuff that was going through my brain there was a lot of french-african or african-french street style pervading the images i was looking at ...

as a caribbean yute there's a lot of this sort of style and fashion floating around the more cosmopolitan caribbeaness; whether that takes place in yard on a friday night, or in toronto, or london, or miami, where west indians have come to congregate ...

it's in the general look and feel of the people i'm seeing ... and in the vibe of the things i want to express ...

so i found myself exploring the idea and developing a character based on that idea.

there was a moment when doood cudda had a hat, but then i liked his hair too much for that.

vibes ...




Wednesday, October 12, 2016

dready s in fashion ...




                       dready 'winter is coming' - image

it's fashion season i guess, paris fashion week musta just happened 'cause it was all over the feeds ... and that got me wandering through paris street style images and milan street style, and ...

and i was doing a dready for campbell who's very much into shoes ...

(i'm not really about fashion, sadly - always wished i was ... that paul smith would dress me!!!)

and the days suddenly cooled here and max sent pics of fall - 'cause he's away at school ...

and the thoughts of a change of season started to move in and out of my head ... i'm a caribbean bwoy, you go from 95 degrees to 85 degrees in avg temp, that's not a season change, but the humidity drops and that's nice - and so you get to dreaming about going somewhere cool (not cold, 'cause that might freeze your brain) where the leaves change and the air has a nip and you can wear a coat - 'cause we all have a coat, same coat for like 20 years, that we break out, and wear maybe every other year when we go somewhere cold: coat we got at university, or just after we got married and we wife wanted to go somewhere 'civilized' for holiday ...

anyhow so creation of a dood ... a dooood am fairly sure's going to end up in something else as well ...

chill ...

#dready #fashion #milan #paris #london #singapore #shanghai


dready rocking it old school ...



                   dready art s 'labrish, labrish, chat, chat' - 28x10 - image

there's a show on at the national gallery that's about language of culture in art, and it sparked me into action ... that and i needed, wanted to do an old school dready

stick figures and cliches ...

and it was nice 'cause i went full old school and hand drew the idea first and then translated it into digital and expanded and expounded ... completely new and fresh and old at the same time!

text in a dready's nothing new, use it as dialogue, as asides, as statements (of intent) ... i like it ...

labrish ... if you look it up on google you get what i think's a pretty poor 'translation' ...

yes, labrishing could be translated as gossiping, but it's more than that, and there's no negative connotations in it - no, it is more of an extended chat 'bout stuff and t'ings - you don't have a quick labrish - so it is better translated as maybe a 'good chin-wagging'.

on that note i should call my mother for a quick chat 'bout ...

peace and love ...

talk soon ...

walk good ...


Monday, October 10, 2016

dready on romance

              dready art s '3 love birds' - original commission - 16x11 inches on watercolour paper

from news stories we know that weddings even happen in the midst of war zones, in the most severe of times ... they are the very key to the continuity of the 'tribe', the herald of the next generation.

the celebrations around weddings are warm and reaffirming. the sensation of love permeates and percolates through them ...

under the shade of trees as old as the hills i recently watched as people i love gathered to see one of us get married; the members of the tribes came from all directions to witness it ... this retelling of the story of our histories from the beginning of time, the tracing of our connections ...

i never went to the wedding in this dready, as a matter a fact i met the groom for the first time this morning, by chance - I recognized him, from his photograph, as he stood in line for coffee ...

still ...