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“Chartreuse Charlotte I”

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“Agwe Red Eyes”

My Oil Colour portrait of Vodou lwa Agwe Ge Rouge. He is adorned in a decorative blue tunic and Kolye, a sacred bead necklace worn by vodouisants. He rises from the ocean with implements of the water which is his … Continue reading

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“Agwe Red Eyes, A Living Portrait”

I read or heard somewhere in art books that my favorite painter Da Vinci, would use Red as his base colour in oil painting a portrait, because our human blood is red of course. And a portrait can be in … Continue reading

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“Names That Mean Light”

Haitian Vodou Lwa King Lucifer. Oil on canvas. 70x72in. Copyright c. 2012 There are many beautiful names that mean “Light!” Luke, Lucian, Lucianus, Lucius, Lior, Chiara, Chiaro, etc, etc…. And then there is  Lucifer the Light Bearer! The name Lucifer is mentioned … Continue reading

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“Officer Ti Jean Quinto”

A chance encounter with Officer Ti Jean Quinto, a Vodou lwa who often materializes as a policeman is one you’ll never forget. He is one of the Ghede lwa, the spirits of the dead whose mother and father are Brijit and Baron. Ti Jean Quinto can be … Continue reading

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“You Are The Prettiest Bleu In The World”

Traditional Haitian vodou song for the lwa Ezili Freda In Kreyol and English:                                                                                                                                                         In Haitian Kreyol:  “Ezili O Kay la mande oze,  Ezili O Kay la mande oze, Ezili O Kay la mande oze, Si nen pwen dlo, oze lavek loksyon.”   In … Continue reading

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