Feinin – Chris Ofili, The Holy Virgin Mary, 1996The concept of these feinin studies are to parody the works of artists. I use whatever props I have, and try to assert the least amount of energy producing them, but importantly as closely to resemble the original work. I have fooled readers thinking that I owned the piece. They are all self portraits photographed by a timer. Sometimes the camera does not fire when I pose, or things just fall off my body while I am being photographed. These are the challenges I face.
With Chris Offili, I had the opportunity to see his painting, "Iscariot Blue" which is about Parang. Mr. Offili as you may know is responsible for the infamous painting, "The Holy Virgin Mary" which was deemed sacrilegious. The parody is more about him, and the value we place on art, he also lives here in Trinidad.
What I have learned is not to take your work too seriously, whether some pieces are termed works of art, that's left to you and the History books. Now back to meh next Feinin, I see it already, ogood, is jinks, meh ca do dat, but wait .....dem know already.