The Saltwater Project

About the Saltwater Project

 

The Saltwater Project focuses on decoding Caribbean identity, displacement and the fragility of life in the Caribbean region due to social, political and environmental conditions. Under this umbrella I address the threats of climate change, possible displacement resulting from hurricane activity and food and water scarcity. I juxtapose this ‘pending displacement’ with our history as an island previously populated by displaced people; enslaved persons brought to the Caribbean.  These persons -my ancestors, adapted to their new world and eventually began to prosper and create the culture I now exist in on the island of Barbados. We –their decedents, however, now confront displacement and adaptation to a new world yet again in the anthropocene. These two periods, our past and our present, have striking similarities. In essence, I am exploring the old adage ‘the world is a cycle’.