HAITIAN DRAPEAU - LA CIRENE
- Regular price
- $400 CAD
- Sale price
- $400 CAD Sale
Original artwork by George Valris. Approaching his work as a textured painting, each section of each piece uses a different beading technique to denote depth, movement, and grain.
Haitian artist Georges Valris expands upon many hundreds of years of traditional practices to formulate his beautifully adorned, highly distinctive mixed media artworks. Known for his hand beaded, highly embellished works Valris is inspired by the rich and expansive history of Haiti as well as by his upbringing in the Vodou religion.
Dimensions: 16" X 12"
RESIDENTS OF HAITI HAVE BEEN PRACTICING VODOU FOR CENTURIES, BUT, FROM A WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, IT STILL REMAINS A LARGELY MISUNDERSTOOD RELIGIOUS PRACTICE. TRADITIONAL HAITIAN ARTISAN GEORGES VALRIS EXPANDS UPON MANY HUNDREDS OF YEARS WORTH OF ARTISTIC PRACTICES TO FORMULATE HIS BEAUTIFULLY ADORNED, HIGHLY DISTINCTIVE MIXED MEDIA ARTWORKS. WHETHER IN THE FORM OF WOVEN AND EMBELLISHED BAGS AND PURSES OR UNUSUAL, HISTORY-RICH WALL DÉCOR, VALRIS IS INSPIRED BY THE DIVERSE HISTORY OF HAITI AS WELL AS BY HIS UPBRINGING IN THE VODOU RELIGION.
FOR WORKS WHICH INCORPORATE TEXTILE, FABRIC IS STRETCHED ON A FRAME AND VALRIS TRACES THE DESIGN HE WANTS TO ACHIEVE. ARTISANS WORK WITH NEEDLE AND THREAD TO ATTACH EACH BEAD AND SEQUIN ONE BY ONE. THE FINAL STEP IS TO LINE ITEMS WITH INTRICATELY STITCHED, COMPLEMENTARY BORDERS. EVERYTHING IS MADE BY HAND, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SOME STITCH WORK, WHICH MUST BE DONE USING A PEDAL-OPERATED SEWING MACHINE.
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