Continuing doing cut ups in paint but the first three where much more loose and these ones come in a more concise, painted flavor.
The process is to find images by accident that appeals to the main theme and incorporate them into the painting in a way that Works compositionally in one way or another.
I do break rules of composition and use any means necessary to make things work, overally binding the whole painting together.
This one is a reflection on the Demon Marbas from the Lesser Key of Solomon. Started getting into the western side of magick again after doing some work investigating Vodou. Felt bad about it, feeling guilty of appropriation. Even though interestingly enough a lot of western magick was appropriated by Vodou.
Vevés in Vodou comes from the sigils of western magick. This being introduced as an idea from french magicians wanting to learn about Vodou and Haiti being a French colony this cross pollination was made posible. There is even some Grimoires from Europe that are still being considered important for some practicioners of Vodou.
And yes of course there is the enforced integration of Catholosicm…
In either case Vodou does stretch so much, much further into african roots and being a White person born in Sweden and serious practicioners of Vodou spend childhood and years and years of living and breathing Vodou I could not justify dabbling in it. So here I am back to European roots even though there always be Baron Samedi from vodou that I will still work with in my art as that is something resonating with me… and for some reason I do not feel guilty about going into that.
In either case Marbas is mainly a Demon that is famous for causing harm or to heal and mainly known through the Grimoire The Lesser Key Of Solomon.
If you enjoy this one for sure the other two will be appreciated as well.