“Brise The Fierce Protectorate”

My artistic interpretation of the lwa Brise, Owl in the forest. Oil on canvas paper. Copyright c. 2011


 Here I have created Brise as my favorite species of nocturnal bird, the Great Horned Owl.  He holds a dagger in his beak, a symbol of protection and power. He is a guardian much like many of the lwa, such as Ogoun, and Dantor. Two spirits known to aggressively defend and fight for those who serve them and seek their aid.  Brise is a spirit that materializes in the form of an Owl, the same animal Marinette appears in. His appearance is said to be fierce and intimidating, but he is gentle and fond of children. He inhabits the Chardette tree and enjoys the Speckled Hen, also known as the Sussex Chicken, as his special food offering.

About ErzulieRedEyesArtandSpirit

I love art, I enjoy oil painting and drawing anything I wish. Vodou is my faith and I enjoy creating artistic images of the lwa and spiritual subjects. I also paint and draw other subjects when I'm inspired! When i'm not painting and drawing I enjoy dancing, and spending time with my family. My favorite medium is Oil but I also love to work with graphite pencil, pastels, pen and ink.
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