Issue 143 - June 23 2005

by Mari Hall


The original painting has been sold.

CANVAS Giclee, Archival Quality
UNFRAMED Size: 20"W x 22.5"H
Edition Size: 250
Price: $350 USD

Erzulie is the Goddess of Love in the Haitian religion, VouDou. She has a special place among the many devotees who gather every year at Saut D'Eau to honor her. The Saut D'Eau waterfall descends over 100 feet, among vines, shallow pools, and mossy ledges. Devotees bathe in the water and ask for blessings and healings from Erzulie. Erzulie is sometimes compared to the Virgin Mary of the Christian religion.

In this painting of Erzulie, I made her larger than life, because she is a Goddess. In one hand is a dove (for Spirit); in the other hand is a serpent, representing knowledge.

Art for the New Millennium
African American Folk Art
Mari Hall ~ Artist

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What is a Giclee?

A Giclee (pronounced Zhee-Clay) is a very high end digitally produced archival quality print. Giclees are printed on archival substrates, such as Arches Cold Press watercolor papers, Somerset watercolor papers or specially prepared canvases, with archival, light fast inks, at a very high resolution. Depending on the medium of the original work, giclees are printed on paper or canvas. Watercolor paintings render very well on the watercolor papers, and oil paintings printed as canvas giclees have the rich tonal quality of original oil paintings. Canvas giclees are also coated with a special finishing media to protect the surface. Canvas giclees are stretched and framed as one would display an original oil painting. Watercolor giclees are typically framed behind glass, as one would do with an original watercolor painting.