Category Archives: Art

731. Curaçao Drought

“Our nature is rugged… rough… and not just around the edges. Her charm lies in her resilience. She is what she is. She resembles our temperament… authentic, but not always welcoming.” – Writer, poet, painter, Curaçao culture fiend, Philip A. Rademaker

731. Curaçao Drought

“Our nature is rugged… rough… and not just around the edges. Her charm lies in her resilience. She is what she is. She resembles our temperament… authentic, but not always welcoming.” – Writer, poet, painter, Curaçao culture fiend, Philip A. Rademaker

733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

755. Curaçao’s Carnival in the Sky

We spend most of our childhood running around outdoors, soaking up the sun and cherishing life’s simple pleasures: flying kites (fli, ironically pron: flee), spinning tops (trom), filling our dad’s socks with marbles (ninichi, pron: neeneechee) and dominating the gutter in front of our classrooms during school

755. Curaçao’s Carnival in the Sky

We spend most of our childhood running around outdoors, soaking up the sun and cherishing life’s simple pleasures: flying kites (fli, ironically pron: flee), spinning tops (trom), filling our dad’s socks with marbles (ninichi, pron: neeneechee) and dominating the gutter in front of our classrooms during school

760. Curaçao Carnival 2013 (Part 1)

(Never to be confused with Brazil, Trinidad or New Orleans…)

760. Curaçao Carnival 2013 (Part 1)

(Never to be confused with Brazil, Trinidad or New Orleans…)

766. Curaçao’s Proverbial Cats

Curaçao’s imagination runs wild when it comes to cats. In fact, we have over 90 (!) proverbs related to pushi (cats) and only 60 or so related to kachó (dogs). Check out Grupo Premium – Caché’s ‘proverbial cats’ in the 2013

766. Curaçao’s Proverbial Cats

Curaçao’s imagination runs wild when it comes to cats. In fact, we have over 90 (!) proverbs related to pushi (cats) and only 60 or so related to kachó (dogs). Check out Grupo Premium – Caché’s ‘proverbial cats’ in the 2013

767. Curaçao Sculptor Helen Martina

Helen Martina (54) is a lady of eccentric hair. At one point, long dread locks. Short ‘fro. Most recently, sister locks. Her nimble fingers sculpt her personal development as a woman, a black woman, a yu’i Kòrsou. She observes daily life. The

767. Curaçao Sculptor Helen Martina

Helen Martina (54) is a lady of eccentric hair. At one point, long dread locks. Short ‘fro. Most recently, sister locks. Her nimble fingers sculpt her personal development as a woman, a black woman, a yu’i Kòrsou. She observes daily life. The

768. Carnival di Banda Bou

Carnival di Banda Bou, our mom-and-pop version of Carnival is my personal favorite. Wholesome and homemade not cluttered with sponsorships and ads — one big happy family parading in front of each others’ houses decked out in pretty costumes.

768. Carnival di Banda Bou

Carnival di Banda Bou, our mom-and-pop version of Carnival is my personal favorite. Wholesome and homemade not cluttered with sponsorships and ads — one big happy family parading in front of each others’ houses decked out in pretty costumes.

771. Curaçao Kids’ Carnival Parade 2013

Special thanks to photographers Ramsay Soemanta, Bea Moedt, and Maja Atalita Vervuurt!

771. Curaçao Kids’ Carnival Parade 2013

Special thanks to photographers Ramsay Soemanta, Bea Moedt, and Maja Atalita Vervuurt!

774. 5 Lessons from Curaçao Guitarist Julian Coco

Julian Basilico Coco (1924 – 2013)  grew up during Curaçao’s Shell-led migration from the kunuku to Otrobanda. He was part of the rising black middle class who brought along tambú music until then considered taboo by the urban mostly white, waltz

774. 5 Lessons from Curaçao Guitarist Julian Coco

Julian Basilico Coco (1924 – 2013)  grew up during Curaçao’s Shell-led migration from the kunuku to Otrobanda. He was part of the rising black middle class who brought along tambú music until then considered taboo by the urban mostly white, waltz

787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

788. Curaçao’s Teduki Returns Better Than Ever

‘Teduki’ stems from the Dutch ‘theedoek’ and is typically a patterned dishtowel. Curaçao’s version is a single-layered quilt of recycled remnant fabric from old clothing and head scarves patched together by our resourceful mothers, grandmothers, aunts and yayas (beloved nannies). Its seams stitched

788. Curaçao’s Teduki Returns Better Than Ever

‘Teduki’ stems from the Dutch ‘theedoek’ and is typically a patterned dishtowel. Curaçao’s version is a single-layered quilt of recycled remnant fabric from old clothing and head scarves patched together by our resourceful mothers, grandmothers, aunts and yayas (beloved nannies). Its seams stitched

804. Curaçao’s Recycle Artist

In need of an ice-cold Polar on our way to Banda Bou, we decided to pit-stop at Unico Bar Restaurant in Souax…  only to park our car in front of the most peculiar outdoor museum. Instinctive camera-in-hand, but not sure

804. Curaçao’s Recycle Artist

In need of an ice-cold Polar on our way to Banda Bou, we decided to pit-stop at Unico Bar Restaurant in Souax…  only to park our car in front of the most peculiar outdoor museum. Instinctive camera-in-hand, but not sure

821. Curaçao Artist Evelien Sipkes

The veins of a leaf. The strings of a carrot. The tubes of a coral. The freakish way a tree can grow. Transitions… Fragility and vulnerability…  The feather in a bird’s skin. The hard carcass of a lobster on top

821. Curaçao Artist Evelien Sipkes

The veins of a leaf. The strings of a carrot. The tubes of a coral. The freakish way a tree can grow. Transitions… Fragility and vulnerability…  The feather in a bird’s skin. The hard carcass of a lobster on top

824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom