A Love/Haiti relationship:
A beaded flag by Evelyn Alcide, showing crushed bodies, makeshift graves, and detached limbs, offers a graphic record of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The work is part of In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st-Century Haitian Art,” an exuberant and heart-rending show that just opened at UCLA’s Fowler Museum.
Its main theme is how Haiti’s multiple catastrophes have affected images of its gods, particularly the Gedes—trickster deities of the vodou pantheon—who have become aloof from the populace whose unrepressed desires they traditionally represented.
Curator Donald Cosentino describes new Haitian art as “Post-apocalyptic,” a term that aptly reflects the visceral, hellish reality the works convey. But the phrase, he concedes, only works up to a point. In Haiti, the apocalypse is still going on. Read more here.
Evelyn Alcide, Séisme (Earthquake), 2010, beads, thread, polyester.
© FOWLER MUSEUM AT UCLA/MUSEUM PURCHASE, THE JEROME L. JOSS ENDOWMENT FUND
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Il sacrificio rituale di un toro all’interno di un paristyle
Voodoo-Altar im Zirkelzelt (by Janni Kay)
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Monday is Legba’s day because he starts the week off to make the rest of the lwa possible to serve. He is the gatekeeper, the guardian of the crossroads of life. He is the keeper of destiny. Typically shown as an old man with a cane and pipe, his colors are red and black. Dogs are his patron animal. Legba is the speaker of all tongues and is called upon to open and close the gates at the beginning and end of every ritual.
Haiti vudu oltár - Haitian vodou altar (by The Crow2)
The middle piece the triptych Azaka, Agro Rex by Edouard Duval-Carrié. Azaka (also called Zaka Mede) is one of the Lwa Travay, a class of deities in Haitian Voodoo who aid mortals in their labors.
Scanned from Migration of the Spirit.
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My rendition of Damballah, the lwa of the sky, intellect and creation.
heart veve - a love growth spell
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