by Mari Hall
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
Represented by BlackCommentator.com
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