Au Commencement…

90 x 54 x 4 in

Mixed media on wood in artist frame

Covered with resin


Because it is believed that the “Mapou” tree, in Haiti, has mystical virtues, I used Mapou leaves on frame.

The cut iron (haitian art) represents the different loa that people believe are linked to the tree of life. 7 birds made in cut iron are placed on the tree.

The title “Au Commencement…” means “In the beginning”

Note the night version of this painting:
Can you imagine a tree of life without stars and constellations? The actual sky map of Haiti appears to you when you turn off the lights on this artwork… Never forget to look up and remember that those who passed keep watching over us.
Can you spot Orion, Cassiopeia and the others?