Painting: Acrylic on Paper.
50cm x 70cm
Acrylic on Stonehenge Cotton Rag
At Dancehall event Sting, the subjects of my painting, D'angel and Ninja Man, stirred up some controversy. During his set Ninja Man was challenged to a clash by D'Angel who had been in the audience. The performance quickly steamed up with sexual innuendo as is often the case. D'angel then suffered a wardrobe malfunction. Remember Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction where a breast was flashed? In comparison D'Angel's firely flash revealed her underwear. Patrons and fans were quick to label the performance too "wild and disturbing for a woman of her age", "for a mother". Resulting in a blanket ban for D'angel from future Sting events both as a patron and performer. While Ninja Man who was a very involved and willing participant in the performance left the incident with his reputation unscathed.
The controversy illustrates how precarious a tightrope act it is for women in a such a conservative society.
Keywords: jamaican art, dancehall art, dancehall culture, Carribean Art, Jamaica Pop, Carribean Culture, Jamaica Pop Culture