- + Installation Artist
- + Saint Vincent
- + http://mobile.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20110619/arts/arts1.php
Deighton Abbott was born in St. Vincent and currently resides and works there. A brief residence in Jamaica from 1980 to 1981, when he was four years old, may have influenced his passion for the visual arts. It was a period of horrific political violence, and this situation prompted his mother to surround him with colouring books and watercolours. From then on art became his one true passion. Winning the Albert Huie Award for painting at his graduation from the Edna Manley College was the high point of his journey. The body of work presented here is a critique of our society’s preoccupation with consumption, even in times of bereavement. Our insatiable desire to consume has assisted us in reducing death’s sanctity to a level on par with that of common-placed consumer items, such as bread and clothing. Hence, he finds this solemn arrangement of bread pans and shoes to be the perfect metaphor.
To see more of his work visit: http://mobile.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20110619/arts/arts1.php