So here’s your daily does of #BLACKGIRLMAGIC!
Locally (soon internationally) renowned professional artist, Sasha Herbert can now boast of envisioning and masterfully creating a hand painted mural which includes the stunning portrait of the late The Clarence Fitzroy Bryant on the walls of the CFBC college which was named of him.
“When I gave myself the challenge to do a mural, it was for my art I.A. I looked around the college and started to think ‘what does the college need in a painting?’ and when I looked around I realized that there was a lack of visual representation of Bryant himself so I thought why not make him the focus of the mural because believe it or not the students here really don’t know who Bryant is, how he looks, or anything about him. So I thought make him the focal point of this mural” said Herbert.
She added, “In making him the focal point, I gave some background on the college and his vision, the title of the piece, for the tertiary level education in St. Kitts. So that’s what I did; it’s pretty much an educational monument more than a painting and I encourage the students to digest the painting in parts, step back, look at it as a whole, come up with your own interpretations and then see what you have learned, if you got it, or you realise that you needed to know.”
The gracias creative also thanked those who supported her vision.
“I have to thank Dr. Daley most and foremost. When I came to him with the idea, he quickly jumped on board. He had no hesitation. The mural was at the expense of the college; they bought the board and the paint. So I have to thank him and the staff for mounting it. My former art and design teachers Ms. Liburd and Mr. Richards; if it wasn’t for them i don’t think I would have ended with this piece. For weeks I had puzzle pieces in my head. I didn’t know what to put on paper and they helped me tremendously in coming up with the concept so I have to thank them.”
Sasha Herbert’s masterpiece presently mounted in the college’s library.
Way to go girl!
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