Kraig Yearwood’s Residency – Week 2 Blog Post

Barbadian artist Kraig Yearwood shares his second blog post about his Fresh Milk ‘My Time’ Local Residency. Having spent the first week researching and collecting his thoughts, Kraig has progressed into experimenting with materials such as concrete and discarded objects, seeing how these interact and address the conceptual side of his work. Read more below:

3 of the works in progress, each utilizing items of trash encased in concrete.

It’s now the conclusion of my 2nd week at the Fresh Milk residency, and I’m a bit more focused and much more clear on the direction of the work. Usually my mixed media production relies on the use and incorporation of items and found objects that I find some aesthetic quality in, but during this residency my main focus will be exploring the inclusion of garbage and objects mainly acquired during my walks and runs across the length and breath of Barbados, as well as trash generated during my stay.

In the week ahead, it’s my hope continue to work on a few of the themes I’ve been developing and to introduce the use of resin.

During my 1st week and most of my 2nd, I’ve had neither the time nor the head-space to enjoy and appreciate just how beautiful the grounds that are home to Fresh Milk are.  It was while waiting for cement to dry on Friday that I decided to explore the outside of my studio a bit take in the amazing flora and fauna in every corner. Yes, while it’s true the Fresh Milk platform is located a working dairy farm, there’s no shortage of all manner of critters as well as an impressive array of plants and flowers and of course beautiful Caribbean light.

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