Karen Miranda Augustine




ritualistic pop artist
  writer + videomaker

 

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2nd Ghetto Biennale 2011
Grand rue, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

MEDIA KIT: The Three Erzulies / Ezilis yo twa (PDF)

My media kit explains the original concept for this collaboration. Following is what it became, which were three Pacquets Kongo, pronounced "pa-kay."

This work was a collaborative project for the 2nd Ghetto Biennale 2011, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, between myself and drapo artist/Hounsis Marie Ketty Paul, who has been running her atelier for 30 years. It is in memory of two Vodouisants from the Bel Air district of Port-au-Prince and Magalie Marcelin, co-founder of Kay Fanm (Women's House) — Haiti's first shelter for battered women — who was from Jacmel.

My piece (centre) in honour of Magalie was gifted to her daughter Maïle Alphonse in January 2012 and remains in Haiti. Maïle has placed it next to a picture of her mother and a painting of Queen Anacaona of Haiti.

 

The Three Erzulies, exhibition shot, by Marie Ketty Paul and Karen Miranda Augustine

 

The Three Erzulies / Ezilis yo Twa (exhibition shot)
(2011) Mixed Media / Pacquets Kongo 

Satin, pins, beads, sequins, feathers, cigars, knife, palm leaves, limestone and paper
Outer Pacquets by Marie Ketty Paul: 12 x 6 x 6 inches
Middle Pacquet by Karen Miranda Augustine: 26 x 10 x 10 inches

 

The Three Erzulies by Marie Ketty Paul & Karen Miranda Augustine


 

 

Detail from The Three Erzulies by Marie Ketty Paul & Karen Miranda Augustine


The Three Erzulies (detail)

Satin, sequins, feathers, cigars, knife, palm leaves, limestone and paper
 
by Karen Miranda Augustine
 

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