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Thursday, January 31, 2019

dready bigger than life



          dready kpmg mural - 40ft x 9ft - original commission on 3m vinyl transfer

a story about all the lifelong learning initiatives the company sponsors


             
               vision marketing installing literacy and community/swimming panels



                life long learning and sustainable development goals ...




the environmental doorway ...



big up ...


dready the continuing life



                        dready 'steppa 3' - image

dready characters are recurring throughout dreadyness, in different vibes ... both traditional and evolved dreadys and everything in between.

I always liked this face (and I should as it's based on mine) and so I use him in different ways ... I supposed in essence, like the original dready, he IS me, eh ...

I saw a photo of a guy I know, dancing, stepping really, and I loved the way of it, the movement, but especially how his right hand was thrown out as he stepped to the music; I changed the left hand to something more extravagant ...

vibes up ...






Wednesday, January 16, 2019

dready working with other people

               
                      invite for private party ...

I may have drawn the art on the right but the subtle cool of the stuff on the left has little to do with me beyond the statement that I didn't like the what was given us before it ...

a guy I've worked with many times over the past years, MJ designs, in cayman, took the wants and rough visual cues of the client and created something much better.

fun and games ...

and work ...


Thursday, January 10, 2019

dready s 'the lady marcia'


                    dready art 'the lady marcia' - 30x40 - original commission on canvas

the building of this dready, and it really was that, a piece by piece building of and idea, was so much fun ...

I was waiting on inspiration, because the remit had been 'something caribbean or caymanian', vague, non-specific,  then one day online, I saw a photo of caymanian craftsman and catboat builder, Kem Jackson, leaning over one of his catboats, in his yard, and that started the germination of the idea ...

then I built it, really, thought on thought; I drew the tree, then the catboat, then the building - the shed ...

it took some time to work out where the shed would go exactly ... then the fence and once I'd done the fence the shed found its place.

in that photo of mr Kem, behind him, on the wall of his workshop there's art, hand painted and cool ... and that led me to do art on the front wall of the shed; let's put a dready in the dready ...

then, when I was done, all things in their place, it seemed to need a person and I wanted him sitting in a chair ... and where; under the tree, under the shed, on the grass?

the final thing was the old oil drum - every farm yard, every garage, every works shop I ever spent time in growing up had an oil drum ...

it seems fitting, given the source inspiration, that I should 'build' this image, piece by piece, into a complete dready ...

life ...



dready for Kaaboo's waste management




                     Kaaboo's social media campaign for their waste disposal ...



                    what will be the signage on their bins



                   and the strategy outlined ...

this was a cool job to be part of, who wouldn't want to do art for a music festival ... even such an unexciting part of it as waste management!



seeing people reading the story ...

and in one case a group of people walking by the bins and one of them, double taking, paused to point, "look little dreadys on the bins, how cool" ...

peace and love and the music that makes you feel a bit of both ...






Wednesday, January 9, 2019

dready it's not a take it or leave it thing ...



                              custom coloured and sized art for a wall grouping in india ...

in dreadys world it's not 'take it or leave it' we're happy to work with you to adjust print series to suit your needs ...



am not saying that we'll do it for free, we might depending on the loveness that passes between us, but we're willing to work to adjust stuff, colours, sizes, shapes ...

we also do custom remarques, that is we use an existing print as the basis of a piece of art for you, to make them more 'original' for you ... we definitely charge for that!

namaste ...

and

Peace ...


Saturday, January 5, 2019

dready in Maco Caribbean Living 20th anniversary




           MACO Caribbean living magazine January 2018 with publisher Neysha Soodeen on the cover

it's the 20th anniversary of MACO magazine and deady is inside as one of 6 'awe inspiring artists of the caribbean'





"one can conclude that dready is a complete story summarized in a few lines - dready is a true caribbean creation" ...


peace and love ...