Anthurium, a peer reviewed Caribbean Studies Journal, publishes original works and critical studies of Caribbean literature, theater, film, art, and culture by writers and scholars worldwide exclusively in electronic form. Founded by Sandra Pouchet Paquet in 2003, Anthurium promotes a lively exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences and other disciplines who hold diverse perspectives on Caribbean literature and culture and offers a mixture of fiction, poetry, plays, critical essays, cultural studies, interviews, and visual art. Book reviews and bibliographies, special thematic issues and original art and photography are some of the features of this international journal of Caribbean arts and letters.
Current Issue: Volume 12, Issue 2 (2015)
The Technological Embodiment of Colonialism in Puerto Rico
Manuel G. Aviles-Santiago
- Senior Editors
- Patricia J. Saunders
- Donette A. Francis
- Review Editor
- Raphael Dalleo
- Managing Editor
- Allison Harris
- Graduate Research Assistant
- Karla Heusner
"Ghetto Mother and Child Remix"www.leasho.com
Leasho T. Johnson was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica in 1984. Educated at Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts, he graduated in 2009 with a degree in Visual Communication. Since then he has participated in numerous group exhibits such as “Rockstone and Bootheel” at the Real Art Ways, Connecticut, 2009; “Who more Sci-Fi than us” at Kade Gallery, Amersfoort the Netherlands, 2011; (e)merge art fair, NLS Kingston and ARC magazine, 2014 just to name a few.
Social commentary is an integral part of his work. He often juxtaposes cartoons with realistic imagery since the approachable nature of cartoons enables him to break down contentious, often disturbing issues and make them seem harmless, even comedic, and in the end more palatable. His works are influenced by Pop Art with a mix of various graffiti/graphic art styles. He also explores his own childhood and his journey as a gay Jamaican male, by creating works related to Jamaican Dancehall culture and gender roles in a postcolonial Caribbean. His works spans from paintings, illustrations, collage, sculpture, and some digital medium.