This inaugural Art Wall Project features the work of contemporary artist Ivan Forde whose installation explores the theme of homeland(s), migration(s) and reinvented identity (ies). Forde was inspired by the 1954 collection of poems, “Eternity to Season,” by British-Guyanese author Sir Wilson Harris, which radically confronts the legacy of colonialism by situating ancient characters from The Odyssey in present day villages on the Guyana coast. Forde builds on this concept by creating a large scroll that depicts an epic journey through sea and sky using cyanotype, painting, drawing, and collage, which he employs to insert images of himself as a dynamic mosaic of fantastic creatures, gods, and heroes in the work.

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