NGJ Summer Exhibition: Esther Chin

Esther Chin

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Esther Chin – Ribbons for Ma

‘My art is the truth of my soul through which I speak’

A meticulous individual, a native of the lush and scenic parish of St Mary, Jamaica. During my formative years of life my passion for art was encouraged by my family and friends. My gram-ma and mother encouraged me to draw and express myself, allowing me to use the interior and exterior of our home as a canvas. I am a graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. At present I am a facilitator of one’s artistic growth, seeking to encourage one’s development through art.  My inspiration comes from my love for the environment; its flora and fauna, social issues, my cultural identity and personal experiences. The urge to experiment with various materials also fosters my innate decision to create /make images.

To speak my truth. 

This tapestry is a bereavement of my mother as a sculptural embodiment of shock, denial, pain and guilt, anger, bargaining, depression, reflection and loneliness.

An upward turn, reconstructing and working through the pain of loss, accepting and hope is shown in this complex and beautiful artwork. 

The scale is a representation of my maternal parent’s importance, while the soft sculpture itself is one of strength, fragility and vulnerability.

Instagram: @estherchin8700

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