Guede Spirit #17, 2021
raku fired and cone 10 hand-built clay
6.50 x 7 x 2 in
The Guede are Voodoo/Catholic spirits of the unclaimed dead that embody the powers of death and fertility. They are loud, rude, sexual, and usually a lot of fun. They eat glass and raw chilis, and anoint their sensitive areas with chili rum. Because they've lived already, they have nothing to fear. Can you adopt an unclaimed spirit?