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Amina Simeon

About the Artist

Amina Simeon. (photograph by Marilyn Houlberg. Reproduced with permission)
Amina Simeon. (photograph by Marilyn Houlberg. Reproduced with permission)

Amina Simeon (1959 – 2000)

Amina Simeon was born in Jacmel, Haiti on March 10, 1959.  She was one of the first artists working in the densely beaded style of drapo Vodou, or Vodou flag, pioneered by Myrlande Constant (b. 1968).  Like Constant, Simeon had worked at a factory in Port-au-Prince which employed the fine skills (and low wages) of Haitian workers to make ornate beaded wedding dresses for the French market.  They used an ornate French beading technique known as tambour to create dazzling surfaces of beads and sequins.  Simeon was laid off from the factory in 1994, not long before it closed due to the harsh economic and political conditions of embargo-era Haiti.   She apprenticed in Constant’s flag-making atelier for some time before forming her own studio.   The quality of her work was exquisite, and her designs were innovative, embracing influences from painters such as Andre Pierre and Burton Chenet as well as the more traditional canon of lwa and saints.  The flags were sought after by collectors and visitors in the brief, hopeful period following Aristide’s return to power,  and her studio grew to as many as twelve people at its peak.   Amina Simeon died in 2000 of what was most likely a ruptured appendix. (biographical information courtesy of Nancy Josephson in her book, Spirits in Sequins:  Vodou Flags of Haiti.

Region:
Baliann - Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
SKU: AS-2004

Amina Simeon (Jacmel, Haiti, 1959 - 2000)
Seed and bugle beads on fabric
(32 1/4” x 26 1/4”), c.1998
Currently mounted flat.
Ex. collection of Nancy Josephson.

This flag is extremely densely beaded (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artist Constant and others.

Published in Spirits in Sequins:  Vodu Flags of Haiti (p. 156).

$1200

"St. Jacques" Vodou Flag
SKU: AS-0802

Amina Simeon (Jacmel, Haiti, 1959 - 2000)
Sequins and beads on fabric.
(23" x 26"), c.1998
Currently mounted on board.

$975

Dantor - Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
SKU: AS-2002

Amina Simeon (Jacmel, Haiti, 1959 - 2000)
Seed and bugle beads on fabric backing but without fabric trim.
(22" x 18 3/4”), c.1998.
Ex. collection of Nancy Josephson.
Published in Spirits in Sequins:  Vodu Flags of Haiti (p. 156).

$975

Couzin Zaka - Vodou Flag
SKU: AS-2003

Amina Simeon (Jacmel, Haiti, 1959 - 2000)
Seed and bugle beads on fabric
(13 1/4” x 11”), c.1998

Ex. collection of Nancy Josephson.

This flag is extremely densely beaded (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artist Constant and others.

Published in Spirits in Sequins:  Vodu Flags of Haiti (p. 50).

275

La Sirene - Vodou Flag
SKU: AS-2001

Amina Simeon (Jacmel, Haiti, 1959 - 2000)
Beads on fabric
(32 1/4” x 26 1/4” on 36" x 33" board backing), c.1998.
Ex. collection of Nancy Josephson.
Note: currently mounted flat, but could be removed to ship rolled.

This flag is extremely densely beaded (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artist Constant and others.

$2500

Product Status: 
Sold
Bossou - Vodou Flag
SKU: AS-1501

Amina Simeon (Jacmel, Haiti, 1959 - 2000)
Beads on fabric (28" x 25"),
c.2000
The flag is extremely densely beaded and sequinned (and thus quite heavy), in the manner of fellow artists Constant, Alcide and Azor.

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

Product Status: 
Sold
Trois Rois - Vodou Flag
SKU: AS-1201

Amina Simeon (Jacmel, Haiti, 1959 - 2000)
Sequins and beads on fabric
(25" x 22 1/2"), c.1998.
This flag is published in Spirits in Sequins: Vodou Flags of Haiti,(2007) by Nancy Josephson, p. 158.

$975

Product Status: 
Sold
Grann Brijitte - Drapo Vodou (Vodou flag)
SKU: AS-2005

Amina Simeon (Jacmel, Haiti, 1959 - 2000)
Seed and bugle beads on fabric
(21” x 20 1/2”), c.1998
Currently mounted flat on 23" x 23" board.
Ex. collection of Nancy Josephson.

This flag is extremely densely beaded (and thus extremely heavy), in the manner of the artist Constant and others.

A very similar flag by Simeon is published in Spirits in Sequins:  Vodu Flags of Haiti, p. 158.

$975

Product Status: 
Sold