The Divine Negress

<em>The Goddess Project</em> is a large on-going work that encompasses various parts. 
It encompass the <em>Shrine of the Divine Negress Nr.1</em> as seen in this short video walk through at Dada Post Gallery in Berlin Germany.
The video also includes the early <em>Goddess Constellation studies</em> with acrylic on Gold-papers

The <em>Shrine of the Divine Negress Nr.1</em> was created in such a manner so that the main transparent sections could easily travel and fold like a map. 
The Dada Post Gallery space offered the possibility of hanging the panels on a custom stained "fachwerk" frame structure in parity with the former German fish-smoking factory.
It was bitterly cold at the time of the installation during one Berlin's coldest snow storms and i was often listening to Gregorian chanting in my studio. This meditative sound harkens back to my Roman-catholic childhood among nuns and monks both in Haiti and in the USAas well as my time spent as a <em>enfant de choeur</em> (altar boy).
Dada Post's other gallery space exhibited the work of African-american artist Paula Ross during the time frame of this installation. I was concerned about how intrusive chanting might be, though it fits perfectly with an aspect of my intent- in many of the rituals of voodoo's <em>Loa</em> (spirit gods) pantheon music plays a critical role.

hrine of the Divine Negress Nr.1