Radiant Combs

 

Sculptor Laura Facey is one of few contemporary artists able to think outside of the frame of Jamaican art and push the boundaries of her audiences. Her new work Radiant Combs returns to history and provocative themes stemming from her 2003 public monument Redemption Song that triggered concerns about who has the right to represent Jamaica's history of slavery and emancipation. Radiant Combs which includes a video where Laura discusses her work in prose, is no less challenging. With her usual fiestiness, she has entered it as part of her portfolio for New York's 3rd Ward competition demonstrating that she refuses to be constrained by national boundaries and local criticism. The competition requires viewer participation and asks supporters to vote online for the artist of their choice. If you use Facebook and you like this video then follow this link to share Laura's work and her ideas. The competition deadline is 9 march 2012.