Artist Highlight – Cy Hutchinson

Cobbler
Cy Hutchinson

Have you had a chance to check out Biodiversity Barbados’ Virtual Art Exhibition?

The Ministry of Environment is delighted to once again be working with artists in Barbados to highlight biodiversity and the environment on International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB).  IDB was celebrated on Sunday May 22nd under the theme is ‘Building a Shared Future for All Life’ with the Ministry’s second annual Virtual Art Exhibition.  This year’s Art Exhibit features 30 pieces from different local artists, highlighting the theme of ‘Nature’, and throughout the months of May and June, Biodiversity Barbados will be highlighting the contributing artists and their art.

Today we highlight a wood sculpture made with Bajan ebony or shak-shak (Albizia lebbeck) by Cy Hutchinson (@cyhutchinsonart) entitled ‘Cobbler’. Cy, who takes inspiration from natural shapes and forms, created the piece with around 130 spines fitted to the central egg. Cobblers, the Barbadian name for sea urchins, are an important part of coral ecosystems as they control algae which competes with coral for space. A salient piece as the Caribbean is gripped by another concerning sea urchin mass mortality event.

Tune in again tomorrow for our next highlighted artist and art combo.

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