Country: St. Lucia
Artist Type: Interdisciplinary Artist
Sharon Moise was born in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia in 1981. She received her Associate Degree in Visual Arts from the Barbados Community College (BCC) in 2010 where she went on to do her BFA completed with Honors in 2013. Moise has exhibited in St. Lucia’s National Arts Festival and with the Barbados Art Council with which she holds membership. In 2012, her work was featured on BCC’s website and St. Lucia’s television station HTS to showcase illustrations of deep sea plant and animal organisms on the scientific vessel Atlantis. Generally, her work consists of rooster wire sculptures and paper cut-out roosters, animated via the process of stop-motion animation. Moise’s work is based on political satire.
About the Work:
My artistic practice explores political satire expressed via cockfighting. I critically assess the attitudes, behaviors and mannerisms of political leaders and run them parallel to those of roosters. My work is generated from both the opaque and transparent meanings derived from this comparison.I use stop motion photography to animate fighting wire chicken sculptures that represent politicians. The sound for this animation is a number of political speeches layered on top of each other to simulate the shouting and cheering that takes place during a cockfight. The presence of cockroaches was subtly included to add a dimension referring to the common man.