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Haitian artist Tessa Mars is influenced by her country’s revolutionary history as much as her own family’s intellectual tradition, and her lifelong fascination with riddles. Her colourful paintings often feature a semi-autobiographical character named Tessalines — and deal in complex ideas about identity and freedom. Shereen Ali finds out more

Converstion with Hector H (2015, acrylic on canvas, 65.3 x 65.3 cm). Courtesy Tessa Mars

Caribbean spirit

US photographer Wyatt Gallery's images reflect a part of the Caribbean that is often ignored — or perhaps not ever seen — by the average holiday visitor. These images taken during a six-month journey around the Caribbean, capture the spirituality that emanates from particular places and buildings, whether they are religious or secular. They form part of a study that Gallery is continuing in Trinidad and Tobago on a Fulbright scholarship
Photographer Wyatt Gallery in Carriacou