In my earlier years I lived in Caroni, the Sugar Cane Belt of Trinidad. When sugar cane harvest time came around I was able to see the whole process from burning the fields, to cutting the cane manually with cutlass (machete), to transport by ox (oxen, bison) pulled carts. I use colours to depict the fire as the field of sugar cane is first burnt before reaping. Depicting this scene represents a part of me and way of life that existed for many hundreds of years here in the Caribbean. Trinidad no longer has a sugar cane industry; it is now part of our history.
January 31st, 2015
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