Sculpture, Addé, Nkisi, African Homage

Sculpture – Nkisi

 

A Nkisi is essentially a « power figure » which is charged with spiritual energies to fight an illness of some origins, health, but also political matter or seek for justice.
The original sculpture receives various elements to strenghten its powers.
Among them, will be found iron (mainly nails) a piece of mirror, and, what will be later on, with the voodoo, called gris-gris: a small bag containing secret substances.
Each and every component, including colors, are harmonised to increase efficency.

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“Nkisi” © Addé 2015

Power figure Nkisi elaborated to fight difficulties.
Nkisi power figure gris-gris.



Note:
#Woodoo > Tribute to Marie LaveauNkisiVous Deux Child

 

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  • admirer December 29, 2015, 16:27

    Hello, I enjoy reading all of your article.
    I like to write a little comment to support you.

    • Addé January 1, 2016, 18:34

      Thank you and congratulation for reading (difficult) French! I’d love to read your comment, and, would appreciate your support.

  • ladyfi August 1, 2016, 08:01

    How unique!

    • Xea B August 1, 2016, 16:22

      Thank you Lady Fi, I appreciate very much!

  • kutukamus August 31, 2016, 23:56

    Energies covering—among other things, both health and politics? Now that’s rare! 🙂
    Nevertheless, I think there’s something so ‘down-to-earth’ about this art. >-I

    • Addé September 1, 2016, 15:58

      That is pertinent! I don’t regard “primitive” as pejorative but far more for its “essential” sense. Thank you, Kutukamus!

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