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Damon Devani – AZACA, SUSTENANCE, LONGEVITY

  DAMON DEVANI AZACA, SUSTENANCE, LONGEVITY — 2017 Glass bottle, assorted herbs and produce, paper, beads, blood, fake mustache, bottlecaps, floss Azaca is an agriculturally focused lwa widely loved for the produce he encourages. Following suit, this bottle has been stuffed with breadcrumbs, olive oil, and home-grown basil; all of which are produce in offering. […]



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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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Bottle for Gede

LILLIAN VINSON BOTTLE FOR GEDE – 2017. Glass bottle, fabric, mirrors, paper, sequins, beads, yarn   This bottle is for Gede, whose domain is death, sex, and the protection of children.  These things are inevitable parts of life, and are often unwanted or unpleasant.  This bottle represents the good and the bad of life and […]



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Haitian Vodou TV Show Proposal

Authors: Samantha Moench and Ashley Martin   Haitian vodou is a practice that is misunderstood by many people around the world. Although practiced by many, the American or Western perception of vodou has greatly altered the general international understanding of the practice. We aim to change and educate Americans and Westerners on Haitian vodou as a […]



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