Drawing activity suitable for all ages.
This line drawing is inspired by an exquisite photograph from the recently acquired Montgomery Collection of Caribbean Photographs. The collection includes more than 3,500 historical images from a range of countries including Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad. The photos included in the exhibition Fragments of Epic Memory bring to life the changing economies, environments and communities of the Caribbean from 1849 to 1940.
Look up, all the way up! Located in Saint Lucia, the Pitons are two towering mountainous, volcanic spires, linked together by the Piton Mitan ridge. Gros Piton is the higher of the two mountains at 798.25 m or 2,618.9 ft. (Petit Piton is the smaller of the two at 743 m or 2,438 ft.). The mountains feature a diversity of terrestrial habitats, lush flora and abundant fauna. Imagine hiking all the way up Gros Piton and looking around. What do you see? What do you hear? Look out into the distance – what do you see now?