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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