Often times we look for solutions outside the Caribbean or from politicians or “experts” with PHDs but in most cases the answers are right before our eyes. “Ordinary” people like you and me have those answers.
Now take for example Grenadian craftsman Godwin “Boe Boe T” Pierre. You can tell that Godwin has been around a long time and so when he talks, he is worth listening to; here is what Godwin had to say about the state of the crafts industry and culture in Grenada.
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Godwin “Boe Boe T” Pierre not only knows about crafts but he knows the importance of culture. His hands and face shows experience. Godwin encourages us to be innovative. As he puts it;
“When you do the common things of life, in an uncommon way, you shall one day command the attention of the world”
Unfortunately, this type of experience we take for granted in the Caribbean.
Some people will say, these are modern times and we shouldn’t listen to “old” people or people like Godwin Pierre because they don’t know what they are talking about. But if we choose not to listen to our elders in the Caribbean, we risk losing the better part of our culture and traditions.
Here are a couple of crafts items made by Godwin Pierre.