Artist’s Statement :  HEAD SPACE

Every way walked reveals clear confessions

Loud to the sentient select

Echoes bounce through track and traces

The thunder of boisterous descents

Spirits joyed at voice-full sharings

Enter the dance dirt

Spaced in, they exhale signals

From kingships past

From queendoms everlasting

From bloodstreams underlined

An electric womb of new magic

Reverted chords un-buried

Life’s tunings in turn ovulate in sequence

Each note a birth of possible

En-charging the willing with lightning

Calling the collective to order.

We pass wheels around in search of axles

Axis Askings searching for the end’s beginnings.

Yet Jump high jump low, orbits evade us

Lest we openly quest and vanguard

Far from navel’s breath to re-learn respirations.

Come…ride with me the inside curves

To younger planets re-discovered

In machines fueled with saline and clay

And return when humanity hears more and violates less

When the horrific din is silenced

When the relentless occupation is over

We shall re enter our own Salem.

Cautiously though… like kites surfing bush fires

Threads that they frayed shall be re-fables

Roots and rain free and forever

As we re-secure our soul’s reserve

And salute our notion’s flag

Headspace liberated.   Ozy Merrique, MAY 2015


Ozy Merrique has always been something of an enigma. Musician, composer, producer, poet, performer, artist, designer, deejay and film-maker, Merrique defies all singular definition. He helped to make the mould that defined the new creative aesthetic that shaped Trinbago culture in the early 90s and then went on to boldly break and re-invent said mould since then. Through a defiant individuality, drive and purpose, he has created a new understanding and appreciation of the concepts of word, sound and color.

Merrique has re-embraced his visual muse and has worked assiduously and exclusively at his craft(s) over the last 5 years. Grounding his work in his spirituality, he believes that he has a duty to respect and manifest all aspects of his creative callings. Working primarily in acrylic in his visual art, Merrique sees his role as an explorer of not just new vistas in sound but new visions in colour and light.

HEAD SPACE by Ozy MERRIQUE from May 19th – June 5th 2015

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