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An Ode to Arcade Fire- Voodoo Bottle

KAYLA ARENA AN ODE TO ARCADE FIRE– 2017 Glass bottle, multi-sized reflective gemstones, paper, washi tape Inspired by Arcade Fire, the indie-rock band based in Montreal, Canada. Regine Chassagne, a member of Arcade Fire, has roots in Haiti. Through Arcade Fire’s lyrical and visual art, it is evident that they are galvanized through the Haitian […]



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Vessels of the Soul: Bottles in Vodou Practice

The bottle is a significant symbol in Vodou.  As a container, it can hold many kinds of things, and the contents of the bottle conform to its shape.  The things held in the bottle do not necessarily even have to be visible to the human eye.  In Vodou, bottles are commonly decorated and used on […]



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The Human Condition

Consider the human condition and all that it encompasses. The daily struggle between right and wrong, the turmoil of emotions coursing through the psyche, and the natural occurrences that batter at the soul. It is this struggle that inspired the design of my bottle. Grounded in the belief that humans can influence their destiny through […]



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Damballah’s Bottle

A bit about Vodou Vodou, commonly spelled “Voodoo” is a Creole religion commonly found to be practiced in Haiti, and other Caribbean areas.  The main belief of those who follow and practice Vodou traditions is that there is a supreme creator, or God, but that this creator does not interact or interfere with human affairs, […]



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