Friday, January 14, 2011

Afro-Caribbean Mask from St.Lucia

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This is the mask we brought back -- it's over 4 feet tall. We like the way it goes with our other African masks, which I wrote about here: About the New Masks and Our African Masks

The name of the artist is Lawrence Deligny, and other works of his are on display at Anse Chastenet where we stayed.

8 comments:

finola said...

Hi Mae, do you know who carved it? I live here, work in the arts and would very much like to know...

Mae Travels said...

The name of the carver is Lawrence Deligny, and he works mainly for Anse Chastanet. Many of his beautiful carvings are in the restaurants and bars at Anse Chastanet. I especially like "Sampson and Delilah" in the upper bar.

finola said...

Ahhh, yes, know him well 'Uptight' he's a great artist - thanks! And lovely photos of your trip :-)

Mae Travels said...

To Finola -- Did you see the photos of the Soufriere market at my food blog, maefood.blogspot.com ...?

Steve said...

Beautiful mask....we are searching for a local artist here to help us decorate our new location in Piaye, Skeeterz Rum Bar Grill, and will check him out.
Thanks for the article!
Steve

Mae Travels said...

Thanks for writing, Steve. Your blog description of your cheeseburger bar sounds like a great idea. I can't work out how far it is from Anse Chastanet where we stayed in December. I do love St.Lucia and wish you good luck with decorating your bar... mae

Jeanie said...

I'm looking down your carving posts, and I loved them all but this one speaks to me -- the long, elegant line, the warm wood. Beautiful.

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