Artist Godfrey Luke - Laluna

Laluna Art Project – The Enchanted Forest

featuring artist Godfrey Luke

 

artist Godfrey Luke

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“I always pray before I work. So, my works are answered prayers. I work with paint, charcoal,
wire, and natural material. I work indoors and outdoors–on canvas, clothing, costumes, wood.
Along with working with my hands, I am a performer and teacher—dance, drumming, singing,
stilt walking, handicraft, costume. I pick up rubbish and make something beautiful out of them. I
am amazed at what I can do with things that people are throwing away—things that cannot go
back seamlessly into the earth or the water—computers, microwaves, fans, wires. Inspiration for
me, is God first. It’s all about prayers. The work is not about me. It’s what you find.”
Godfrey Luke was born in Fyzabad, Trinidad. After winning the Prime Minister’s Best Village
Handicraft Competition in Trinidad in 2009, he moved to Grenada to share his work and art.
Luke is an artist, performer and teacher. He has taught drumming, singing, dancing and
handicraft to children in many schools and communities in Grenada. His works in paint,
charcoal, fabric, sequins, wire, leaves, straw, rope and wood. His work has been exhibited in
Grenada at MAREP’s Agricultural Exposition, at the Grenada Chocolate Company during the
2017 Chocolate Festival, and the July 2017 Launch of the North East Cluster Tourism Initiative.
He also won the NAWASA’s Most Original Art Project award in 2016 for his work with the
children’s performing group, Ashanti Footprints, where he is a director.
From 2017 to 2020,
Godfrey Luke has consistently exhibited work at the Art Gallery at the Maurice Bishop
International Airport. Luke is a wire-bender and costume designer. He presented fashion at the
2018 Grenada Chocolate Festival and for Spice Mas 2018, he led the band, Helen Marie and
Associates to an almost clean sweep of winning titles for adult and children’s mas. His work is
currently displayed at his own Chip and Chisel Museum in True Blue, set to open in 2020, as
part of the Creative Calliste Art Initiative.
Godfrey has graced Laluna’s Enchanted Forest with five of his creations.

The Moon Gazer

Godfrey’s most recent installation is The MoonGazer in a collaboration with Wendy Bertucci, also a native of Trinidad. Godfrey was able to realize idea and make it scalable the size height that was needed for impact.
Standing over 20feet tall among the natural vegetation of the forest, that rambles down to the beach next to Laluna hotel, the effect is profound.
The Moon Gazer in West Indian Folklore, a figure of a man with long legs that stands over a pathway. Attracted by bonfires and the full moon that brings this mystical creature out at night to gaze at the moon. If a person were to walk beneath his legs, he is said to quickly shut his legs, smashing the person.
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Artist Godfrey Luke
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