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A Vision I Can't Forget, 1999

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Renée Stout encourages empowerment, spiritual healing, and self-examination (for you and herself) in works like this self-portrait, in which she appears amid symbols of Kongolese culture and beliefs. The nkisi figure on the left holds spiritually charged materials; the numeric patterns relate to numerology, the idea that numbers have meaning and power; the mask is used in the practice of Voodoo, an often misunderstood religion. They all play a strong role in the culture of African descendants in New Orleans and Haiti.

Details
Title
A Vision I Can't Forget
Artist Life
born 1958
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2000.58.2
Provenance
Zanatta Editions, Shawnee, Kans. (publisher); sold to MIA, 2000.
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