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“Mademoiselle Charlotte, a French Mystery.”

The French colonists brought war, strife, and slavery to Haiti. They also brought their language culture and customs of the day. The spirit of Miss Charlotte came from a French Kreyol woman during colonial times who practiced Vodou and spiritual work. Charlotte … Continue reading

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“The Marassa, twin spirits, twin souls.”

The Marassa are the twin spirits of the vodou faith. They are young children but they are wise and powerful lwa! They are considered to be the first children of God.  The saints Damian and Cosmas are syncretized with the Marassa lwa.  I have created here … Continue reading

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“Alegba’s angel”

           Papa Alegba is the lwa that walks with me, and because of him I have a closer connection to god and the spirit world. He is my rock and my confidant. I used prismacolor woodless graphite pencil and oil … Continue reading

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“Erzulie Dantor’s song”

       This is my creative interpretation of 7 stabs of the knife, Erzulie Dantor in all her ferocious and warrior glory! In the song for Erzulie Danto,                                                     “Say hey! 7 stabs of the knife! 7 stabs of the sword! Hand me that basin! I’m going to vomit … Continue reading

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“Little Gede Linto”

    This is my artistic interpretation of the child spirit Linto. Linto is a Gede lwa and the Gede lwa’s colors are violet and black. Here, I have Linto rising from a small plume of graveyard dirt and standing before an altar. A bottle of dark wine … Continue reading

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“Baron Samedi’s Dance”

My oil painting for Baron and the Gede lwa! Here I have some party people dancing and celebrating in Baron’s honor! Some of the figures wear traditional ceremonial white and others are dressed casually. They play music and dance around for the spirits even in the … Continue reading

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“Petro’s Violin, Songs of Sheer Rage”

This is my original oil painting on canvas self-titled “Petro’s Violin” or “Songs  Of Sheer Rage.” The figures in the painting play their instruments with ferocity and fever pitch cadence! They play and dance from the golden fields, through the river, way up into the sky! Turning … Continue reading

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“Papa Alegba, little good Legba.”

     These are my oil paintings and creative interpretations of the lwa, Papa Alegba.                Legba is the lwa who allows connection from the spirit world to our physical world.            He guards the gates to the spirit world and allows the lwa to … Continue reading

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Erzulie Red Eyes (Ge Rouge)

This is my creative interpretation the of Lwa Erzulie Red Eyes, she is a spiritual aspect of Erzulie Dantor the great warrior and fierce defender of women! Here Erzulie Red Eyes stands in a sea of her enemy’s blood and she holds a silver machete behind … Continue reading

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The Simbi lwa!

  The Simbi lwa are a powerful group! Simbi Dlo, Simbi Andezo, Simbi Makaya and Gran Simba the female of the group. They are petro lwa, they have no rada formation and believed to be originally from the Kongo region. Simbi Makaya is a … Continue reading

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