"Erzulie Vever"
Beads, paint, on a cabinet door
A vever is a Voodoo symbol that represents
a particular loa or god.
Vevers were often drawn on the ground by
pouring corn meal.
That way, everyone present knew which loa
was being prayed to that night.
This is the vever of Erzulie,
the loa of love.
Snakes, as represented on the left and right sides of
the piece, are highly regarded creatures in Voodoo.
X's, like those in each corner,
are markers of prayers that have been offered.