Join us May 20th to spark a sense of wonder and challenge individual perception. Upstairs Grassroots St. Pete will be transformed with the work of Kurt-Dale Watson, an artist and digital content creator. Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, his primary focus is expression of personal creative development through seasonal transitions. Working mostly with paper, wood, acrylic and spray paint. The process of solving illustrative puzzles and combining geometric elements to highlight personal and emotional discovery.
Serving in the Navy for 5 years, he was able to live and work in Japan, while deploying to various countries in the South Pacific. A Full Sail University alumnus, he returned to St. Petersburg in 2011, gravitating toward the arts community and has been involved in events and productions ever since. His work is a meditative process that tackles various complex and personal ideas. There are meticulous elements that sometimes require days of preparation and others that allow for expressive movement using color and texture within predetermined boundaries. He attempts to connect with the audience through themes such as rebirth and the relationships we have with ourselves, through cultural identity. He uses a hyper magnified presentation of how these ideas can be conveyed using technology.