Exu, The Messenger Sculpture by Paula do Prado

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Sculpture: Fabric, Paint, Acrylic, Textile on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric), Other.

Part of a series of soft sculptural works that continue to explore my Afro-Uruguayan heritage as part insider and part outsider. These figures represent the Orixas meaning God or Goddess/deity within West African spiritual beliefs. The Orixas are still popular within Afro-Uruguyan culture and often feature in little prayer cards or celebrations such as the yearly carnival in summer. Exu is a Messenger Orixa between the human and the divine, she/he is the under god of duality. Modelled on the 60's style upside down doll, this artwork is double sided. Made using Acrylic and Posca pen on various found fabrics including Liberty Print fabric sourced at the V&A London, threads, crochet, red polyester ribbon fringing and poly fill.


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Exu, The Messenger

Paula do Prado

Australia

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Size: 9.1 W x 27.6 H x 3.9 in

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