Summoning the Spirits
The spirit of the dead is collected into a little clay jar at a Haitian funeral. It is an ancestor, a giver of advice and a spiritual vessel.
ICONS & SYMBOLS:
The wrapped dead person is surrounded by spirits and shadows, candles and musicians (lower right).
Haitian spiritual banners/flags often include elaborate bead and sequin work.
Dimensions: 45in x 36in
Media: acrylic on wood with fabric, carnival beads and sequins
Year: 1999 (?)