AFRICAN HOMAGE
Baron Samedi, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Baron Samedi – Sculpture by Addé 2018

 

Baron Samedi, eminent member of the Voodoo spirits, is the head of the Guédé family of Iwa, powerful, scary, and numerous, which embodies fertility and death, with particular links to magic and ancestor worship. His wife is Maman Brigitte.

As well as being the master of the dead, Baron Samedi is also a giver of life.

He is syncretized with Saint Martin de Porres, the first Black saint in the Americas (1579-1639) known for his compassion to the poor and stray animals.

Voodoo is an intensely syncretic religion with Western African roots of, mainly the Yoruba, the Fon, and the Ewe. Their animist beliefs mixed together with Roman Catholicism and the Native Americans’ beliefs to form a whole new faith. 

Iwa are the spirits of Haitian and Louisiana Voodoo. They are also referred to as “mystères and invisibles” and are intermediaries between Bondye (French: Bon Dieu) and humans.

 
Baron Samedi, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Baron Samedi © Addé 2018 – photo Xea B.

Baron Samedi, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Baron Samedi © Addé 2018 – photo Xea B.

Baron Samedi, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Baron Samedi © Addé 2018 – photo Xea B.

Baron Samedi, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Baron Samedi © Addé 2018 – photo Xea B.

Baron Samedi, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Baron Samedi © Addé 2018 – photo Xea B.

Baron Samedi, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Baron Samedi © Addé 2018 – photo Xea B.

Baron Samedi, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Baron Samedi © Addé 2018 – photo Xea B.

Baron Samedi, sculpture, Addé, African Homage

Baron Samedi © Addé 2018 – photo Xea B.

 

Baron Samedi

This sculpture bears an optical punctuated painting reminiscent of the martelé of obsessional Voodoo music 

 

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • ManacheP November 9, 2018, 14:19

    Toujours un voyage extraordinaire
    que celui de venir dans ton univers
    Il ouvre en moi un imaginaire
    débordant
    Merci

    • Addé November 9, 2018, 18:12

      Voici un augure enthousiasmant! J’aime vraiment l’idée d’un voyage, fut-t-il une simple promenade. En quelques mots, il semble que tu aies défini le propre de l’art.

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