Tag Archives: Vodou

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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Honoring the Spirit of Death and Sex

Born out of the slave trade, the Afro-Creole religion of Vodou is an amalgamation of European, Native Caribbean, and African culture. Going as far back as the early days of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, Haiti has been a stronghold for vodou. Although vodou was rejected by the slave masters of Haiti due to its unifying […]



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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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Namn Nan Boutey Vodou: Danbala Stretched Across the Sky

Vodou is an Afro-Creole religion born out of oppression, resistance, and faith. The Hatian people have been historically repressed by foreign nations and Haitian dictators alike dating as far back as the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Vodou was not accepted by those who controlled the Haitians because it gave them spiritual strength and a unique culture […]



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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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