Visual Culture: At Home with Trinidad’s Master Artist, LeRoy Clarke

August 1, 2015


Someone did this mural of me in an old building in Bishops. I met the guy. He could be about 30. They deny the youths who have more potential than they have or ever had. But Trinidad is like that. They big up people who have no real talent. There are many people who have great work but they deny them for others who can take us nowhere. When people speak of art, if they could talk of it at all, whether it be with adulation or bitterness, they have to mention LeRoy Clarke. I am a gifted person and whether people like you or not, once you are gifted you shine in their darkness and confusion, because you are opposite to where they dwell.