Hearts on Fire!

February 6, 2016 to March 6, 2016

 

Hearts on Fire!
A Valentine's month selection of the iconography of the heart, from Haiti, Mexico and Peru.   In Haiti the heart is the symbol or vévé of the loas (spirits) Erzulie Freda and Erzulie Dantor and the various other  manifestations of the Virgin Mary.  Hearts on Fire features beaded and sequinned drapo Vodou from Haitian Vodou flag artists, including Roudy Azor, Jean-Baptiste Jean Joseph, the late Sylva Joseph, Yves Telemak and Georges Valris, as well as Haitian sculpture from recycled oil-drums, papier maché and stone.  

Mexican artists such as Oaxaca's Fernando Olivera employ the image of the Corazon Sagrada Sacred Heart to make a political statement, commemorating the sorrow of those left behind by Latin America's fallen, imprisoned and desaparecidos, the disapeared.  

Peru's premier retablista Claudio Jimenez Quispé and his brother Mabilon use the sacred heart imagery to make a lighter point.  His Casa de Corazones heart workshop retablos show Peruvian artisans not only fashioning new hearts, with romantic slogans such as  "Amor eterno" and "Te amo como a nadie en el mundo", but carefully sewing together broken hearts as well.  

 

Erzulie Freda Vodou Flag
SKU: YT-1603

Sequins and beads on fabric
(40 x 33), 2000
This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

$975
SKU: YT0503

Sequins and beads on fabric with fringe
(41 x 33), 2005

$ 975
Erzulie Dantor Vodou Flag
SKU: SJ-1501

Sylva Joseph (Bel Air, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(30" x 30"), c.2000

$850
Dambala and Erzulie Vodou Flag
SKU: LFL-1601

Fils Lafleur (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Beads on fabric (35 3/4" x 30 1/4")
c.2005
This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

$775
Fernando Olivera
SKU: FOl-67

Aquatint (17 1/4" x 14 5/8", Sheet size 26" x 22"), #6,7,8/40, 2009

also available framed

$700
Fernando Olivera
SKU: FOL-5

(Requiem for the Fallen - January 1994)
Aquatint (19 x 12 1/2), #13/30, 1995

$700
Erzulie Freda Vodou Flag
SKU: OV-1601

O.V. (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(32" x 25"), c.2000
This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

$700
"Marassa Deux" Vodou Banner
SKU: GV/D-0602

George Valris (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (35 x 25), c.2006

$ 650
Dambalah Vodou Flag
SKU: PG-1601

P.G. (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(27 3/4" x 27 3/4"), c.2000
This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

$575
Reyna de Corazones (Queen of Hearts)
SKU: FEO-0802

Aquatint (9 1/2" x 8 1/2"Image size on 16" x 12" sheet)
#P/A, 2007
Framed

$495
Dambala and Erzulie Vodou Flag
SKU: LFL/D1501

Fils Lafleur (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Beads on fabric (24" x 20")
c.2005
This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.
This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

 

$475
Fernando Olivera - Mensajes del Alma
SKU: FOL-54

Woodcut (Image size 9 3/8" x 11 5/8")
#1/30, 2005

$ 425
SKU: MS/D1402

Sequins and beads on fabric
(29" x 24") c.2013

$ 425
SKU: BV/D0701

Andremise Brianville Valris (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (23 1/2 x 20), c.2006

$375
Dambala and Erzulie Vodou Flag
SKU: ANN-1604

Anonymous flag artist (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
33" x 32"), c.2000
This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

$275