The Young Loa series comes from the 9th annual summer photo shoot with my niece, Carly. We have been meeting annually, since 2009, to collaborate on a visual diary of personal folklore.
It was during this particular time that the project was designed around an idea she wanted to explore.
For the first time since we began, at her own request, Carly brought the concept and backbone to the shoot and together we put together a new persona for her inspired by Haitian voodoo, Mexican ritual and the brooding angst and dark fascinations of a teenager coming of age.
The result is our interpretation of the LOA who are the spirits or intermediaries of the higher gods in Haitian and Creole voodoo. I find the character quite appropriate for a coming of age teen since each spirit is know for their particular and distinct personalities and mischievous ways.
This edition of the Young Loa is presented on Epson Hot Pressed Natural paper that has been mounted on a 1/4" hardwood board.
The print is then sized with a layer of a clear PVA and then coated with thick clear epoxy. The result is a shiny hard shell of resin. It eliminates the need for glass as well as pops the contrast and color of the sepia toned pigment print.
The mounted print on hardwood is then floated in a handmade custom pine frame.
The background for the floated print is made of layers of glued rice paper that is burnt away and remaining layers are coated with acrylic and waxes.
The frame is stained with a signature treatment of bone and black. It is then finished in wax.
The entire piece is 6 5/8“ x 6 3/4“ x 1 1/2“
The back is titled, signed, wired and ready to hang.
As is with all pigment prints from this shop, all images for this work are all original, first generation of the highest quality direct from the artist.
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