Many of the canvases in my shop are also available as high-quality posters, both framed and unframed. Please contact me for details.
This canvas features a portrait of Baron Samedi, who clutches a mahogany cane adorned with a gold-trimmed human bone topper. A minor loa, or "petit mèt", perches on his left shoulder, while a ritual brass incense container known as a "met Agwe" hovers nearby, accompanied by a purple amulet—a small talisman referred to as a "gris-gris."
In Haitian Vodou, Baron Samedi is a loa, or spirit, often depicted as a skeletal figure dressed in a top hat and black tailcoat. Associated with death and the afterlife, he frequently plays a role in funeral rituals. As a "Ghede" spirit, Baron Samedi is connected to both death and fertility, and is regarded as the leader of this group of spirits. Often portrayed as a mischievous and irreverent figure, he revels in drinking, smoking, and playing pranks on the living.
However, it is essential to understand that spirits in Vodou are not inherently malevolent or evil. They are respected and revered as powerful beings that can provide assistance or guidance, but they are also acknowledged for their individual personalities and motives. While some spirits may exhibit mischievous behavior, they are not typically seen as demonic or harmful.
Although he is associated with death, Baron Samedi also serves as a healer and protector, particularly for children. Often invoked to aid fertility and childbirth, he is believed to possess the ability to cure illnesses.
In popular culture, especially in the West, Baron Samedi has become a well-known figure. He has made appearances in films, television shows, and video games, frequently depicted as a villain or antagonist.
A perfect addition to every room! This canvas is made from a finely textured artist-grade cotton substrate which consistently reproduces image details with outstanding clarity and detail.
• 5" wide x 7" high (Perfect size for desk or countertop)
• 12" wide x 18" high [Images in the picture gallery are for this size]
• Material: Ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag canvas
• Material quality: Finely textured artist-grade cotton substrate
• Surface finish: Matte
• Cotton rag fabric weight: 400 GSM (11.80 oz/y²)
Wrapped canvas frame specs:
• Wrapped canvas frame thickness: 1.25"
• Framing quality: Beautifully finished, taut corners that give a clean and crisp look
• Hanging hardware: Attached
• Canon 12-color Aqueous ink
• Acid free, archival quality
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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
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All-Over Print (AOP) is a printing method that uses dye-sublimation to print a design onto polyester. During the dye sublimation process the dye is absorbed into the fabric. Since, it is not printed on the surface, like most t-shirts, it provides for a fantastic soft-to-the-touch feel and superior breathability.
AOP is a more time consuming method than screen printing or direct-to-garment (DTG) printing, so the prices are higher and the production times are longer, but the results are most definitely worth it.
Advantages of AOP:
The design won't peel off, unlike typical screen printing.
The design is part of the fabric of the item, so it will last as long as the item does.
The intensity of color is often unmatched.
Giclée (pronounced zhee-CLAY or often gee-CLAY) is a printing process that creates a museum quality, archival print. Special acid-free, paper is printed with fade resistant ink using a state-of-the-art, large format inkjet printer.
Gallery wrap is a style of displaying a canvas that doesn't show any visible staples or nails holding the fabric to the wooden stretcher bars. This style of canvas is intended to be hung unframed.
Mirrored edges (mirror wrap) is used to show the whole image on the main surface, rather than printing the edges of the image on the sides (image wrap) of the canvas frame. It is usually used when there is necessary detail on the edges of the image. Image wrap is used when the focal point of the image is in the center.