TEDxIrie: Ebony G. Patterson – »Fashion Ova Style«.

posted on April 24th, 2011 by in Article, Jamaican Artists


On April 2nd, TEDxIrie took place in Kingston with the intention

to show the world that Jamaica’s size doesn’t limit what we can contribute globally in all areas of human activity. (via TEDxIrie)

One of the speakers was Ebony G. Patterson – a graduate of the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts who is now Assistant Professor in Painting at the University of Kentucky. Her talk entitled »Fashion Ova’ Style: Conversations of Beauty, Gender & the Masculinity«, looked at

how her art has been influenced by young Jamaican male culture; men who bleach their skin, pluck their eyebrows and wear »bling« jewelry in defiance of racial and sexual stereotypes. (via TEDxIrie)

Watch it above and find all other videos from the conference here.

– via Wayne & Wax