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HE WA‘A NO LEGBA – BOUTEY VODOU -2017

JUSTIN ALAPAKI FERNANDEZ HE WA‘A NO LEGBA – BOUTEY VODOU –2017 Glass bottle, burlap canvas, rope string, mirror, cork This piece explores and celebrates similarities between the island cultures of Haiti and Hawai‘i through the idea of traversing the vast ocean. Every journey has its beginnings and endings, and end of these points is a […]



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A Pwen For Ezili

Vodou is a religion that combined Catholicism and African spirituality out of necessity. During the slave trade, Africans were forced to adopt Catholic beliefs because their owners feared that their religions could be used to communicate and fuel rebellion. However, the slaves were unwilling to give up their spirituality, so they found Catholic saints that […]



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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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Ghosts in Chinese Films

Dolan Metcalf COR 330- Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors Abstract Noonan   Character names and descriptions- When naming the characters, I tried to find something that either sounded “right” for the character or something that meant something. For example, Zeng and Lei were not named after anything in particular but they way the names sounded seemed […]



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Buddhism in America and its Influence

Abstract For this project, I would be creating a short magazine in a format such as National Geographic. The topic I’ll be focusing on will be about the religions in China and more importantly how it was spread to the U.S and altered by the new environment. Even today, we notice how great of an […]



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