Monday, March 27, 2006

Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

The Jamaican born artist Jasmine Thomas-Girvan creates the most amazing objects and jewelry. Her work has been exhibited in the USA, Jamaica, Trinidad, Venezuela and Mexico.

She attended the Parsons School of Design in New York, where she received a BFA in Jewellery and Textile Designwork. Jasmine now lives and works in Port of Spain, Trinidad, where she has a studio at CCA7, an international arts organisation that works with contemporary visual artists, curators, writers, historians and art educators from the Caribbean.
I met her in Trinidad a few years ago while working on a book, when she was asked by her artist friend Laura Anderson Barbata to try on the 'cheese ball costume' which was designed by Laura and would later became part of the 2004 moko jumbies carnival band of the Dragon Keylemanjahro School of Art & Culture. Her image (below) made it into the book...

Please also visit my Trinidad and Tobago related posts:
Moko Jumbies Book
Moko Jumbie Heaven
Laura Anderson Barbata
Luise Kimme Sculptures in Tobago
Leroy Clarke


  1. Your photos and writing style are refreshing! I love seeing these lovely pictures of my truly invokes much-needed sweet, warm memories of growing up! It also gives me a sense of national pride when I see my world from your artistic perspective...:o) Thank you.

  2. Stefan, Jasmine has her independent site, can you correct her link