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Every face tells a story

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Every face tells a story

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If you’re a lover of sculpture, you’ll be drawn to the pieces of work on display at the Pelican Art Gallery at Pelican Village. Don’t expect to see a room full of colour. Rather, attempt to interpret each natural carving’s message and story.
Titled Mmusyydee, this exhibition, which runs until October 19, features the creations of self-taught artist Ras IIix Hartman, who has been carving in Barbados mahogany since the mid-1980s. He has built up an impressive body of art and craftworks, while excelling in the discipline of wood carving. He has also exhibited widely and his artworks can be found in numerous collections.
Hartman believes that art is a revolutionary medium that reflects the spirit of the people – a confrontation with the experiences of the ready mind.
He has won numerous awards for his work and continues to make his mark locally, regionally and internationally. (CH)