More vevé paintings

Vevé wooden spoons
I painted a few vevés onto wooden spoons last year for a group exhibition. You find vevés drawn in powdered pigments (flour, gunpowder, ochres) on the streets of Haiti…they represent a loa (or lwa…spirits or gods of Haitian vodou) and are used in rituals. I really enjoyed adding colour and texture to these—normally monochromatic—designs; but the wooden spoon format proved a bit unpopular.

So I always meant to do them again, featuring a greater variety of the sigils, on canvas. Another group show coming up in August of this year, Tropical Gothic, has given me the opportunity to do this.

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#erzuliedantor #lwa #loa #veve #haiti #vodou #tropicalgothic

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I’m also learning to shoot time-lapse videos, with my phone wedged into a can filled with short pencils (thank you, Linda Joy, for this punk-rock DIY solution!) so bear with me.

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5 thoughts on “More vevé paintings

    1. Oh, I dunno, maybe I wanted too much (priced as little paintings) for what people saw as spoons with a bit of decoration on them. 🙂 I didn’t mind, I gave one to each of my good friends, and one to Kris. We’re a Poisonous Spoon Club, now…

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