The childhood home in Trinidad of artist Shani Mootoo is the subject of a series of intimate portraits she captured of its interior spaces. This bedroom in the old house has served generations and been re-imagined over time—the clutter of furniture, and objects—two single beds, a dresser, and the mannequins help tell that story. Mootoo’s compelling photographs in the ‘History Revisited Series” invite the viewer to explore these intriguing images. What do you see?
This framed and matted giclee print is editioned, 1/10. Framed size is 21 x 27 inches. It is also available in two larger sizes, 16 x 24 (framed 25 x 33 inches, edition of 8, $2,600); and 21 x 31.5 inches (30.5 x 40 inches framed, edition of 5, $3,400).
“It is there in that house that I see my roots and I wanted to record the marks on it before time takes it away forever.” Shani Mootoo
An accomplished writer, filmmaker, painter and photographer Shani Mootoo earned a BFA from the University of Western Ontario, and an MA in English from the University of Guelph. Her novels have been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Giller Prize. Mootoo's paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally, most notably at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Queen’s Museum in NYC, the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, and at the Venice Biennale. Shani Mootoo was born in Ireland and raised in Trinidad. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.