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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Haitian Art

Some of you. Have been asking. To see some art I bought in Haiti. So I took photos. Of my two favorite pieces. I’m a great lover of recycled drum art. Cut metal mermaids and fish. Starfish and seaweed. I bought a lot of drum art. But these pieces are special to me. Both infused with Haitian voudou. The photos don’t do them justice. Since spirits avoid capture.

The first is a voudou ritual flag deluged with sequins. A drapo. To honor the spirit and inspire devotees

The second is assemblage art. When I bought the piece, the gallery owner asked if I wanted to meet the artist who was out back. He said that his work wasn’t as good since he “repented” from voudou. But this piece, which the artist called the butterfly angel, was imbued with some of the milder gentler benevolent spirits. Who bring lightness. (It’s too bad the photo doesn’t show the wonderful rusty bent nails congregated on the top and bottom.)

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Blogger Susan as Herself said...

Oooh. That flag is especially lovely. I am always a sucker for sequins.

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, wonderful! I love Haitian art. Does the sculptural piece hang or stand or what?

Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the flag, my father comes from Haiti and in our house we have a mermaid sequined flag, this one is so so very beautiful!

4:39 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

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11:58 PM  

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