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Social designs and what they mean to me

designer jamaican refugee social themes

One of the themes that are prevalent throughout my designs are a social theme. I was raised a Rastafarian by a very progressive and socially aware mother. I remember going to meetings when I was younger and listening to the elders reasoning. (Translation:There were weekly meetings where the adults would discuss everything from religion to politics excuse me lol. I'm Jamaican). Maybe that combined with my being a Libra combine to give me a very strong sense of justice , injustice,  and a desire to highlight the ills of the world with the hope to bring awareness and maybe change.  One of my rugs is  inspired by a picture of a refugee camp.  I wanted it be in shades of gray because the destination of the camp is irrelevant. The reasons that the camps exist is the problem. So I wanted the viewer to see my art and keep in mind that there are places in the world where people are living in deplorable conditions with uncertainty as their shadows from the sun. What can we as individuals do to help? Don’t answer me. Just do something.

                “Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have know better; the silence of the voice of justicewhen it mettered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”- Haile Selassie


“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively” –Bob Marley

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