Hurricane Maria gives Shadrach a new artistic vision

Shadrach Burton was a brilliant artist long before the category four Hurricane Maria ripped through his hometown in Dominica last year.

But now ‘Shadi’, as he is affectionately known has adopted a new and inspiring vision out of the chaos of a deadly weather system which left 31 dead, 34 missing and most of the island virtually uninhabitable.

Loop caught up with Burton at the Caribbean Fine Art Fair (CAFA) being held at the Courtney Blackman Grande Salle Gallery over the weekend. CAFA is a regional arts festival which features paintings, sculptures, photography from artists in the Caribbean and the Diaspora.

Burton, now in his third year of the art fair, said he was forced to make a new start in his artistic process much in the same way that the rest of his country is in the process of a…

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