Tag Archives: Afro-Caribbean religions

Modern Day Bottle

SCAVENGED TECHNOLOGY VODOU BOTTLE – 2017 Glass bottle, scavenged assorted electronic components, scavenged lengths of various wire This bottle shows off the way that Vodou is ever changing and has adapted to the changing world around it. I have incorporated modern technology with classic Vodou ideas. This bottle uses discarded electronics to show that Vodou […]



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Boutey Vodou: Ode to the Crazy

In my core 330 class, shaking the spirits, we had to create our own Vodou related art project. Our canvas was a bottle; because of the significance bottles have in Vodou. They are symbolic of many things. Bottles can physically hold, contain, transport, and share things. These physical attributes of the bottle are metaphorical symbols […]



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Boutey Voudou for Lasyrenn by Maggie Bean

In a religious practice that is often stigmatized and misunderstood, Vodou’s art isn’t sought to be understood deeply by popular culture, but rather mystified and used to further a dark magic narrative. After spending the semester learning about the beliefs and practices of Vodou, it’s become evident to me that though the use of art […]



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Munchkin Santeria

For class this semester we have been learning about the Afro-Caribbean culture and how it is entering and merging with the United States. This religion started when African Yoruba slaves were brought to Cuba. To preserve their culture they decided to fuse aspects of their culture with the dominant culture in that new area they […]



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Santeria Botanica

In recent events, the possibility of opening up trade with Cuba again has been set forth by President Obama and Raul Castro.  The two have announced the wish to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries as well.  So now more than ever it is important to learn as much as possible about Cuba and […]



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