THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT WHEN THEY HEAR T&T CARNIVAL – FEATHERS, BEADS, BIKINIS, BEAUTIFUL COSTUMES IN STUNNING COLOURS, INDEED PRETTY MAS’!
Have you ever played mas’ (short for masquerade) in T&T? Ever seen the gorgeous colours, the joy on the masqueraders’ faces, the total abandonment of worries, the flirting, the sexiness, the revelry? Ever watched all those beautiful people in the streets and wondered where they’ve been hiding all year? Well this piece is about all the pretty mas’ and the pretty people.
In 2014, I went home for carnival for the first time in over a decade. It was heaven! The hubby and I snapped more pics than we knew what to do with. It was like a creative pool. I could just swim in it and pick something to build an idea around... so much inspiration to be had. While going through the photos, I saw one the hubby had snapped of a statuesque, gorgeous woman. To this day we don’t know who she is but she was gorgeous. She wore this expression of knowing. She knew she looked good, she knew she was hot, she knew he couldn’t help but snap a pic, she just knew. She reminded me of one of my other Trinidad inspired paintings - Big Sexy - a sexy woman with a knowing smirk. I looked at the photo of this woman and knew I had to build a piece around her. And so Pretty Mas was born.
This original artwork is a mixed media piece on a deep profile 100% cotton stretched canvas. Framing is possible but not necessary.
When shipped, the canvas will be packed between layers of hard foam-core board (stronger than cardboard!), bubble wrap, and strong brown paper. Care instructions for your original art will be attached.
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Acrylics and collage papers all sealed with acrylics glazing medium and UV protective acrylic varnish