Friday, January 14, 2011

More Afro-Caribbean Carvings



Above the entrance to one of the bars at Anse Chastanet in St.Lucia is a memorable wood carving by Lawrence Deligny, whose work we purchased -- see Afro-Caribbean Mask from St.Lucia my post from earlier today. The images from the life of Samson in the Bible are vivid -- on our first visit to St.Lucia years ago, I watched a wood carver creating an image of Samson with dreadlocks, and he told me that allowing ones hair to grow -- as the Rastamen do -- was related to the Samson story. The bars and restaurants are decorated with many more carvings by Deligny and another artist who works in brightly painted wood.


1 comment:

Jeanie said...

I am such a sucker for lions. Is it the cat thing? The king of Beasts thing? The being a Leo thing? I don't know, but they so resonate -- and this one in particular.