The Brown Christ


A shrine on the burial grounds of Our Lady of Lourdes, (1916) R.C. Church, Maraval, Trinidad West Indies, 2004. The chairs are for taking in the view of Parimin while being high on weed or drunk with Bush Rum.

On a steep road that end on a graveled hill that meanders around a graveyard, and then leads up a dirt track that climbs up a mountain, you come to a freshly painted shed. In it is a shrine of a life sized statue of the Jesus Christ crucified on a cross. To members of Our Lady of Lourdes, say that the shrine is known as, The Cross.


Christ repainted in brown and white house paint giving the statue a ceramic sheen. Below, two boys climbing up the hill with a tank of cooking gas.

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