This essay provides a cultural analysis of the work of Trinidadian-born artist Nicole Awai and is derived from a collaborative process between author and artist, including a studio visit in 2014. This discussion presents the author's reflections on the deeper philosophical implications of Awai's work, as an artist striving to represent her Caribbean and diaspora experience in an art practice that moves between mediums. This movement is interpreted as a way of figuring the slippery relationship between multiple perceptual dimensions and real worlds.

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