Gasperee Walk

£300

Gasperee Walk

£300

Artist Name: Tessa Alexander

Date Created: 2015

Size : 28 x 28 cm

Materials: Watercolour on Paper

Theme/Genre: Caribbean Culture

Country of Origin: Trinidad and Tobago

Artist Name: Tessa Alexander

Date Created: 2015

Size : 28 x 28 cm

Materials: Watercolour on Paper

Theme/Genre: Caribbean Culture

Country of Origin: Trinidad and Tobago

Tessa Alexander, Trinidad and Tobago

Tessa Alexander (b.1969) Go Global Artist from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. Tessa’s art is inspired by her surroundings; everyday people caught in moments of solitude and familiar spaces. She highlights recognisable symbols of Trinidadian society; the chattel house, the carnival reveler, pouie trees, the central savannah and well-known street corners.

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Situated off the northeast coast of South America, the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago lies at the south of the West Indian archipelago close to the Venezuelan coast. Trinidad, the larger island, is crossed from east to west by a mountain range which is an extension of the Andes. Tobago is much smaller and has a central, volcanic mountain range. The islands of Trinidad and Tobago cover an area of 5,128 sq km (1,981 sq mi) and have an estimated population of 1.34 million. Every culture is unique, but Trinidad is doubly special because of the number of cultural traditions that have been preserved and cross-pollinated by generations of migrants from all over the world, all in one small island. This makes Trinidad constantly abuzz …[read more]

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