Hand-carved Lignum Vitae 23
Hand-carved lignum vitae. Solid, untreated.
17L x 7H cm
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PAPAIŸO X Goat Curry Gallery by Ania Freer
Ania Freer is a documentary filmmaker and curator based in Kingston, Jamaica. In 2019 she curated her first group exhibition entitled ‘All That Don’t Leave’ to mark the end of a six-month curatorial fellowship through New Local Space Kingston. The show focused on unique craft practices and oral histories from seven artists working across Jamaica outside of mainstream knowledge, some of which are now exclusively available on papaiyo.com. As a curator, Ania aims to give space to makers who have historically been marginalized from gallery spaces. Learn more about Goat Curry Gallery here.
Born in the fishing community of Treasure Beach, Georgie captained boats for most of his life. Although he carves a variety of objects, his life as a fisherman continues to inform a lot of his work. Georgie carves wooden boats, which resemble the traditional dug-out canoes his father used to build by hand from cotton trees. This is a practice passed down from Jamaica’s indigenous Tainos.