Tessa Alexander is an artist and art educator from Trinidad. Tessa’s happy space is to be in nature, such as a waterfall or beach. You can see this love for nature in her magnificent artwork in Storybook.
She primarily works in watercolor and seeks to push the limits of the medium as the fluidity, colour, and textures produced are suitable to tropical conditions.
Identity and heritage play significant roles in her work as she explores notions of cultural hegemony, what is seen, what remains hidden, and what is given privilege. Inspired by the mundane, marginalized everydayness of life, particularly that of women, and based on a combination of photographs, sketches and memory Tessa Alexander creates visual images which empower the subaltern “other”.
Read the encounter between our Sivan and Tessa in: the love of who came before me.