From artist David Gumbs’s Unconscious Geographies installation (2016). Image courtesy David Gumbs

Five Caribbean artists in the brave new digital world

Artists are always eager to experiment with new tools, so it’s no surprise that digital media offer them a creative playground. Nicole Smythe-Johnson surveys how Caribbean artists are exploring digital possibilities, and introduces five young creatives shaping the ways we experience digital images.

Philipsburg, capital of Dutch Sint Maarten, stretches between Great Bay and Great Salt Pond. Photo by Sean Pavone / Shutterstock.com

St Martin: an island like a new world

One small island, part Dutch, part French, where everyone speaks English, spends US dollars, and dances to salsa and bachata — that’s the puzzle of St Martin, where many worlds meet and mingle. Montague Kobbé explains its unique charms.

Discover the French Caribbean

The Caribbean on the web.

Photograph by Jeff Gynane/Shutterstock.com

Spice of life

The spices of life in Marigot market.

Photograph by Fabi Fliervoet

Tintamarre: Unlikely Island

Tiny Tintamarre is the haunt of beach-loving daytrippers. But, there's more to the little island off the coast of St Martin.

Taymer Mason. Photograph by Jacky Gotin

My vegetable love

Going vegetarian is a healthy choice that’s easier – and tastier – than you think, explains Franka Philip.

The stylised wine bottles and Champagne glasses depicted in the gingerbread fretwork of the Philipsburg Liquor Store. Photograph by Donald Nausbaum

Double your pleasure: Sint Maarten or Saint-Martin

Two islands in one? Sint Maarten or Saint-Martin, part Dutch, part French, is two nations, two cultures, two experiences.