These framed prints are signed
11×15 frame matted to 8×10
This painting captures the childhood innocence of growing up in the Caribbean, where one has the luxury of picking coconuts from trees and enjoying the fruit while being one with nature.
The name “floating fruit” stems from the fact that although coconuts are very popular in the Caribbean, they are not indigenous to the region. The Indo-Atlantic coconuts were introduced to the Atlantic Ocean by Portuguese ships from their colonies in coastal India and Sri Lanka. They eventually reached coastal West Africa and then spread to the Caribbean and the east coast of Brazil.
However, not all coconuts came over on boats. Some of them owe their existence to the incredible journey of drift seeds that floated across the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean from Africa. So, while coconuts may have become synonymous with the Caribbean, their journey across the ocean from Africa is a remarkable story that highlights the incredible resilience of nature and of the African people.