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Statues must resemble the subject they depict.
Jamaicans who are clamouring for statues of their heroes or favourite personalities to resemble the subjects they depict, are not being unsophisticated, as some people would have us think.

Neither should they be portrayed as lacking a taste for art because they prefer to see likeness over the subjective artistic interpretation of the subject by the sculptor.

A statue of someone loses its message and symbolism if people cannot identify it for whom or what it represents. The honour that was meant to be done would have been defeated if after a few years the statue looks like just another John Doe.

Of course, the latest controversy is over the statue of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey and the one proposed for sporting legend Mr Usain St Leo Bolt, the world's fastest man.

Again, the people are saying that the statue of Garvey looks “wishy-washy” and not anything like the picture they grew up seeing a man with girth and looking well fed, strong and vibrant. In the case of Mr Bolt, there are sounds that the statue looks “too old” to represent a man just barely in his thirties.

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EADUMC
Rastafari Millennium Council
Kingston Jamaica

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