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At my solo exhibition at West Mall in
Trinidad in 1983, I show one of my pieces
to mentor and famed Trinidad artist, the
late Jones Gilbert. The exhibition was titled
Influences.  The piece is called Gelede,
The Great Mother
.  Gelede is indicative of
the Yoruba in NIgeria, West Africa and
celebrates the power of woman.  The mask
is danced solely by men, thereby
maintaining the balance of power.
Still in high school, I entered the
Trinidad and Tobago Berger Paint
competition in 1977.  The theme was
about Trinidad industries.  I sat on
Wrightson Road with easel, pencils and
paint, drawing and doing the initial
painting of the T & TEC power station
now called Powergen.