Every time I draw the vever of Erzulie Phreda on the ground and I feel the grains of perfumed white rice flour running down my fingers like in a sand clock, I think about this painting of Magritte.
Erzulie Phreda, la belle femme fatale des Vodou, is a very complicate Spirit. Like all Queens, like all women.
She does not only look about the quality of offerings, but also how we make things for her, where and when.
She is hungry of beauty and perfection.
Drawning a Vodou vever is drawning an art piece, a destiny, a Deity into matter…