Patched skin: sample art by Jamaican painter Krystal Ball

Born in 1991 in Portmore, right outside of Kingston, Krystal Ball is a prominent young artist whose work reflects both personal struggles and social concerns, as well as a love of Jamaican culture. She has received both Jamaican and international awards, which has led to her to travel abroad to the United States, Cuba, and Russia. She currently lives in Kingston, where she paints and teaches art classes. Ball spoke with Óscar Pimienta for La Raza Cómica in Kingston in December of 2017.