Artist Edney Freeman & the Mocko Jumbies: A Celebration of Caribbean Culture & History in the USVI
IGY Trident Collective Launch Party

So began a five-year effort at IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande St Thomas to rebuild not only the damage caused at the property and surroundings, but also a strong sense of community pride, largely through a public art installation in the marina championed by local artists.

Unveiled at the Caribbean Charter Yacht Show last December, the heart and soul of this is The Mocko Jumbie Jamboree by the Sea Sculpture Project, created and curated by celebrated local sculptor Edney Freeman. The fact that Edney – whose work is exhibited as far afield as Puerto Rico, North Carolina and Upstate New York – was in the middle of renewing his wedding vows to his wife Hariyah when the commission came up only adds to the drama and magic of this initiative!