Pierrot Barra and his wife Marie Cassaise are the most astonishing artists that the author of this fascinating book has encountered in more than a decade of researching Vodou in Haiti. Inspired by dreams and psychic visions of Vodoun divinities, the couples' sculptures combine distant memories of Africa, the imagery of Catholic saints, Masonic regalia, and Hollywood Kitsch. 48 full-color photos.A plastic head of Bugs Bunny grinned under a coaster advertising Lowenbrau beer (plate 18). Multiple cutout images of a moustached sword swallower embroidered a fabulous se- quined butterfly (plate 19). l asked Pierrot if the sword swallower and ... Los Angeles Times that a Japanese department store, anxious to deck out its vitrine in appropriate Easter decor, had featured a bunny nailed to a cross.
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