Jamaica

December 19, 2005


Sticking a poster outside a small shop in a tiny village – I turn around and 30 people are watching – I’d never experienced anything like it. All ages, women in curlers, men just finished work, kids back from school. And though I was doing something super abstract they were into it! When I finished there was a hush and I was thinking to myself now its done no one will stay on board, so I jumped around yelling “YEAH!” and it was a party – I bought the whole town a beer for $15 – missed the last cab, and partied all night under a deep blanket of stars, slept at a strangers house and caught a cab to Montego Bay at 6am to stick the last poster at the Sum Fest Sound Stage entrance.

The town was Bacon on your way to Treasure Beach. This gentleman to the right is Rum Snake or Satan, and he was hilarious. Local speculation is that the gentleman to the left is Osama Bin Laden.

I caught at least 50 cabs in two weeks – this out the window of one.

We met Maxine at the Hot Spot roadside bar.

Here’s Ryan’s neighborhood in Sav La Mar. Those are homemade kites stuck on the wires, Great designs usually with shopping bags and twigs.

And back home –

 

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