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Boutey Vodou, Bawon Samedi

  Bottles are an important part of the typical Vodou altar. On one hand, they are easy to find and cheap to access, but on the other they can convey messages in interesting ways due to the nature of the bottle. What is inside the bottle can be something carried, or something sent, like a […]



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My Boutey Vodou: Boutey for Gede

BRIAN HOLDER BOUTEY VODOU FOR GEDE Glass bottle, yarn, newspaper, fabric, ribbons This bottle is dedicated to the playful vodou lwa of death, sex, and children: Gede. Meant to visually allude to the child-like way he treats sex in most of his common depictions. The top of the bottle is supposed to allude to his […]



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Haitian Vodou Bottle – Ghede

Background: Around the Globe there is a religion, mainly practiced in the Caribbean, called Vodou. Vodou is an afro-creole religion that is mainly used in poor or underdeveloped communities. For rituals and ceremonies, the use of recycled or repurposed goods are used, even the goods that many would refer to as trash. The use of […]



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Heartbreak, Death, and Taxes – Boutey

          HEARTBREAK, DEATH, AND TAXES – 2015 Glass bottle, duct tape, thread, plastic beads, tempera paint, love letter ashes, paper, ribbon Inspired by all of life’s inevitable little deaths, this bottle is dedicated to Papa Gede, and the subtle humor in the ephemeral nature of both life’s biggest triumphs and most […]



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