Author Archives: Griffin Shapiro

Boutey Vodou: Ode to the Crazy

In my core 330 class, shaking the spirits, we had to create our own Vodou related art project. Our canvas was a bottle; because of the significance bottles have in Vodou. They are symbolic of many things. Bottles can physically hold, contain, transport, and share things. These physical attributes of the bottle are metaphorical symbols […]

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Common Assignment: Byzantine Summary

Griffin Shapiro I started my Byzantine coursework by looking into one of the greatest monuments in Constantinople, the Hagia Sophia. Andrea and I created a presentation about the church and how its structure shapes human experience. The Byzantines lined the church with art such as paintings and mosaics that were symbolic of Christian saints and […]

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