We planted, and the little seedlings took.
They fluttered in the wind, and were visited by bees and butterflies.
The seedlings and plants seemed to enjoy the composted earth and worms, by all indications.
Gran Bwais a lwa that helps you connect to
ancestral roots or the spiritual home of Vodou. A friend of mine, who is an
expert on Haitian Vodou, who has spent a lot of time in Haiti with the
artists there, told me I had painted Gran Bwa when I made this spontaneous work
out of walnut ink and sumi-ink on handmade paper. I had considered this painting a self-portrait. She now holds this piece in her private collection:
Quite a few people are afraid of Vodou but
it is an awe-inspiring tradition of bringing together plant energy with
divinity, spiritual and personal energy. My friend who is very involved with Vodou, especially the art that surrounds it, is from European ancestry. She is light in spirit and bubbly, with a close relationship to nature and her garden.
Vodou affirms the relationships between cycles of life, trees of
knowledge and spirit. The Vodou vision
of lwa, understands them as the
intelligence of energy present in humans, nature and thoughts.
Mysteries can be understo…