Monday, November 5, 2012

"The Royal Welcome"


By ALESHA CADET
Tribune Features Reporter
acadet@tribunemedia.net

IN THE International Arrivals Terminal at the Lynden Pindling Airport stands a 13ft high three-dimensional hand carved sculpture that some are calling a “must see”.
 Acting as a welcome sculpture to direct arriving passengers to the immigration hall, the piece known as the “Royal Welcome” has been received well since the opening of the new airport terminal, earlier this month.

The woman behind the creation of the piece, Keisha Oliver, is a self taught Bahamian artist who has been exhibiting work in the country, as well as the United Kingdom since 2003.
For the most part, Ms Oliver said viewers are amazed at the size of the art piece. However, one of the first and more popular critiques she has personally received is “Boy he black aye.”

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