Artist Highlight – Oneka Small
Into the Future
Oneka Small

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’s feature is a multi-media piece by Oneka Small (@smalloneka) entitled ‘Into the Future’. Oneka has created a piece that does not only represent nature but incorporates nature as well, as the trunk of the tree is created with wood. The figure in the foreground sits against the tree reading a book, enraptured by its pages in the calming atmosphere. Nature and green spaces are beneficial to our mental health and wellness as anyone who has read a book under a tree will also know.

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

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