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
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: FEO-1024

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
SKU: MS/D1402

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

$ 425
Fernando Olivera - Mensajes del Alma
SKU: FOL-54

Woodcut (Image size 9 3/8" x 11 5/8" on 16" x 16 3/4" sheet)
#1/30, 2005

$ 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
Erzulie Freda Sequinned Vodou Banner
SKU: GV/D-1410

Sequins and beads on fabric
(21 1/2" x 18 1/2"), 2014

$ 250
Freda - Vodou Flag
SKU: JBJJ-1501

Jean-Baptiste Jean Joseph (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Beads on velvet fabric
(29" x 22 1/2"), c.2005

This flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon. It is published in Spirits in Sequins: Vodou Flags of Haiti,(2007) by Nancy Josephson, p. 37.
This flag is being sold by Judy Hoffman for the benefit of the Art Creation Foundation for Children, which she founded in Jacmel, Haiti.

Exhibited at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, New Jersey (July to December, 2016) for exhibit:  Shades of Past, Colors of Present:  Preserving Caribbean Cultural Heritage in New Jersey.

 

$750
Product Status: 
Sold
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

$750
Product Status: 
Sold
Claudio Jimenez Quispe
SKU: PRTB-55

Claudio Jimenez Quispe and Vicenta Flores Atausis (Peru), c.2009, 2113, 2015
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box
(13 1/2" h. x 8" w. x 3" d.)
Individual designs will vary.

 

$650
Product Status: 
Sold
Erzulie Freda Vodou Flag
SKU: GV-1601

Sequinned Banner
Sequins and beads on fabric
(35 1/2 x 24 1/2), 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.

$575
Product Status: 
Sold
Erzulie Dantor and Damballa
SKU: GV/D1309

Sequinned Banner
Sequins and beads on fabric
(34 x 25 1/2), c.2013

$ 575
Product Status: 
Sold
Dambalah - Vodou Flag
SKU: LFL-1502

Fils Lafleur (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(28.5" x 26.5"), c.2005

$550
Product Status: 
Sold
Erzulie Freda Vodou Flag
SKU: AZ-1403

Erzulie Freda Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (21 1/2" x 21 1/2"),
c. 2013
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

 

$500
Product Status: 
Sold
Erzulie Freda Beaded Vodou Flag
SKU: AZ-1402

Erzulie Freda Beaded Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
Roudy Azor (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric (15" x 20"),
c. 2013
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

Donated to permanent collection of Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center.

 

$425
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1401

Sequins and beads on fabric
(15 1/2" x 12"), c.2013

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: GV/D1301

Sequins and beads on fabric
(15 3/4 x 13 3/4), c.2013

$ 95
Product Status: 
Sold
Erzulie Freda Vodou Flag
SKU: ANN-1602

Anonymous flag artist (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
14 1/2" x 14"), 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.

$85
Product Status: 
Sold
Erzulie Freda" Vodou Bottle
SKU: btl-9

Port-au-Prince
Fabric, beads, sequins on glass bottle
(11 1/4" h. x 3 1/2" w.) c.2013

Sequins and beads on fabric (15" x 20"),
c. 2013
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artists Constant and Simeon.

Donated to permanent collection of Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center.

 

$78
Product Status: 
Sold
Dambala and Erzulie Vodou Flag
SKU: ANN-1603

Anonymous flag artist (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sequins and beads on fabric
12 1/2" x 10"), 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.

$58
Product Status: 
Sold
Siempre Juntos Heart Retablo
SKU: PRTB98

Jesus Sanchez Avendano (Peru),
Painted plaster sculpture in painted wood box (colors, text and specific design may vary)
(5 1/2" h. x 4 3/4" w. x 1 3/4" d.)

$54
Product Status: 
Sold
Retablo Heart Ornament
SKU: PHRT-14

Painted plaster sculpture
(4 " h.. x 3 3/4" w. x 1 3/4" d.)

$38
Product Status: 
Sold
Heart in a Box - Retablo
SKU: PRTB61

Jesus Sanchez Avendano (Peru), c.2014
Painted plaster sculpture in painted faux-wood cardboard box (colors, text and specific design will vary)
(3 3/4" h. x 2 1/2" w. x 1" d.)

$22
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Milagro Heart Ornaments
SKU: orn-30a

(Haiti)
Hand-made from recycled steel drums.
(approx. 4" h. x 3 1/2" w.).  Assorted designs.

$8.50
Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock