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“Dark Star”

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.187452284622589.43164.181304871903997&type=3 Sacred Veve symbol for Haitian Vodou spirit Marinette Bwa Cheche, a once living Mambo who became a Vodou lwa after her physical death. She is said to be an aggressive, powerful entity that may appear in the form of … Continue reading

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“Brise The Fierce Protectorate”

     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 … Continue reading

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“Mambo Marinette, The Revolutionary!”

I am preparing a painting for Marinette.  I start with a black gesso base on canvas paper, this will be a night scene. Her symbol is the screech-owl, so the night belongs to her! Marinette is dressed in a priestess gown the blood Red … Continue reading

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“Marinette Bwa Chech”

Worship of Marinette is growing in southern parts of Haiti, her name translates to  Marinette Dry Wood. It Is believed that Marinette was burned alive for fighting against slavery and for being apart of the Bois Caiman ceremony that kicked … Continue reading

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