I have always been involved in Carnival and Mas; playing, making, photographing. For a long while I helped produce a children’s Carnival band, and in 2006 the band played “Aquarium,” a stylized sailor band designed by Patrick Roberts (designer and bandleader).
I was the graphic designer for the band and as such I handled the logo creation for the different portrayals each year, along with helping to construct the costumes of course. For Aquarium however, I got a little more involved in the design aspect of the band itself. I created different fish icons for the band.
These icons were then projected and blown up to make stencils.
These stencils were then used to transfer the artwork onto squares of fabric.
These fabric squares were then stretched over frames to be hand painted.
Which was then used to make the costumes.
It was a very interesting experience seeing my artwork on children's costumes as they played ah mas through town.