In my middle 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.
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 4th, 2015
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