Each wire figurine is made of one continuous coil of galvanized wire, for a flexibility that virtually rules out breakage. The figurine is then mounted on a solid wooden base, dressed, trimmed, and painted, to finish the creative process. If bent or twisted, a piece can be easily manipulated into its original position. Every detail is attended to so as to realize the most authentic portrayal of Caribbean life and culture. After immigrating to NYC in the 1990’s the artist has added a wide array of designs, which reflect experiences and interests in North American sports and music.
Since the late 1970’s, Alfred Weekes has won multiple awards and prizes for his work in his native Barbados as well as the United States. His unique sculptures and reliefs have been exhibited in galleries and institutions such as Brooklyn Moon and Satta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; 479 Gallery and New Century Artists, Soho, NYC; and the Organization of American States, Washington, DC. Weekes’ creations are represented in public and private collections in the Caribbean, Europe and North America.