Ebony G. Patterson presents the ‘Of 72 Project’Thursday, August 16th, 2012 Categories: Reports, Updates
Jamaican contemporary artist Ebony G. Patterson creates and reveals the ‘Of 72′ project, which is a mixed media work on fabric, with digital imagery, embroidery, rhinestones, trimmings, bandanas, and floral appliques. The project was completed with a commissioned grant, from the Small Axe Magazine and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts. Published as part of for the magazine’s Catastrophic Histories Series.
What happens when seventy- two men (72) and one (1) woman dies and no one knows who they are? Who where these men and this woman who where killed during the incursion of May 2010 ? Did they have children? Did they have a mother? Father? Did they have brothers or sisters? How old were they ? What did they like to do on the weekends? Where they employed? Where did they work ? If they weren’t employed …what did they do? Where they young… where they old? Did they like Beenie Man .Bounty Killer Vybz Kartel , Movado, Beris Hammond or Bob? What was their favorite colour ? What did they like to eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner ? What did their voice sound like ? What did they smell like ? Did they have a boyfriend or husband? A wife or girlfriend? Have they ever lost a loved one? Did they cry when hurt? Where they tall or short ? Dark or Brown , RED , YELLOW???? Where were they when they died ? Who was with them ? Where they alone? Where they in a building ? Were they outside? Did they have guns ? Were they from Tivoli Gardens? If they weren’t where where they from ? What was their connection to Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke ? Did they have any relationship to Coke? Were there children? Who were their parents? Did they have cell phones? Did they have cars ? Did they cry out for anyone? Did they go to church ? Did they go to school? What clothes where they wearing? Who were they???
To know more about the project visit Of 72 Project.