Caroline Sardine, better known as ‘bops’ is the fourth artist in Young Talent V to be featured on this blog. Her section is curated by NGJ Chief Curator, Dr. David Boxer. Please note that bops uses a personal, poetic orthography, which is partially based on Creole, in her writings – she calls it “word powah.” She writes her name “bops” with a lower case “b” and the date format “20010” is also deliberate.
Caroline ‘bops’ Sardine was born 1977 in St.Vincent and the Grenadines. she attained an Associate Degree in Fine Art from the Barbados Community College, Barbados in 1996, a Diploma in Painting from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Jamaica in 1998 and a Masters Degree in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London, England in 2001. She lived and worked in London until returning to St.Vincent and the Grenadines in 2003. She has exhibited in several Group Shows in London and Wales and participated in the Triangle Arts, Cyfunaid International Artist Workshop in Wales in 2001. She was selected as one of the final 12 artists for the Trinidad and Tobago CLICO 2004 Corporate Art Calendar. She lived and worked in St.Vincent and the Grenadines until coming to Jamaica in June 2009 and is currently volunteering at the Ocho Rios Methodist Basic School…and creating, painting, assembling a body of work…
prayer an paint are bettah dan sleep an speech…ah 9 munt strong battle, between d wax.in, wane.in an wale.in of d dark an d lite, dat gave birth to a body of work balanced between d devil an d deeep blu sea, baptized unda vincy eye wahtah an ochi star juice. ah chile of dee caribbean c.v.lie.say.shan, decleerin to bee present, heer an now…nuttin mor, nuttin lesss…
small scale scraps of my mind manifested into canvas, collage an construckshon attempt to ansa to d unknown…inspyad by d bew.T of betrayal, d peace of pain, d happyness of hurt, d angels of d abused, d lafftah of d lost an d majik of dose who mourn…selah
– bops 20010