Jewelry Boxes Encase Curtis Talwst Santiago's Elaborately Constructed Narratives of Nostalgia and Identity
20 days ago - By Colossal
“The Apprentice, the fish, the cat, the crow, and the oranges” (2018), mixed-media diorama in a reclaimed jewelry box, 5.7 x 7.6 x 6.4 centimeters. All images © Curtis Talwst Santiago, shared with permission
Within the confines of a tiny jewelry box, Canadian-Trinidadian artist Curtis Talwst Santiago nestles miniature scenes imbued with in-depth narratives of home and intimacy, diasporic identity, and memory. The elaborately built dioramas are part of Santiago's ongoing Infinity Series , which he began in 2008 and has since expanded to include dozens of pieces replete with lush foliage...
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