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Erzulie Fitzgerald

Gwenn Seemel
Erzulie Fitzgerald (Haitian-American, Judith)
2008
acrylic and sequins on canvas and monk’s cloth
22 x 19 inches

This is the only time I’ve painted with anything but pigment and medium, and in making it I gained a deep respect for the makers of sequin-covered things. In this series which I created with another artist, my collaborator added pieces of molding to some of her paintings on wood, like for example in her half of this diptych.

To learn more about the making of Judith’s portrait, please visit this article on my blog. And below please find the subject’s answer to this question: what does it mean to be an American?

To be an American is to love your country, respect the law, be ready to advocate/defend your country, love your compatriots, be supportive, be a multicultural person, bring good ideas for the progress of the country, and neighbor watches over neighbor.

- Judith