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The republic of Trinidad & Tobago in the Southern Caribbean has a rich history of culture, particularly in its music and in its Carnival art. Yet the most unusual blossoming of the Trinidadian culture has emerged in the handicraft of Hollis Andrews, a coconut sculptor and driftwood artist.
Hollis Andrews base his creative expression solely on a natural craft. His artistic impulse thrives only on natural elements - the seeds, fruits and wood that pervades his tropical environment. His insistence upon utilizing elements native to his homeland in creating images of local significance is his celebration of Caribbean history and its culture.
This documentary film blends still photography with video footage to capture Hollis Andrews' creative endeavor as he explains the genesis and development of his unusual art. It explores how, through craft, a grassroots man accepts what the Caribbean has offered to him and gives it back, packaged and re-shaped into a unique form of beauty.