Valris, Georges (Haitian, b 1953)



Born in CavailIon, Haiti, Georges VaIris' background differs from the traditional drapo Vodou artists. Many flagmakers such as Edgar Jean-Louis and Silva Joseph, are both houngan (priests) and artists, but VaIris is not a practitioner of Vodou.  VaIris initially made baskets and later was introduced to the art of drapo Vodou by a friend. Although he references Vodou deities in his work, VaIris' flags reflect his commitment to Catholicism with his depictions of Christian imagery.

Flag
La Siren
La Siren
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Nancy Josephson Collection
Dancing Gede
Dancing Gede
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Gessen Flag Collection
Gede Altar
Gede Altar
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Gessen Flag Collection
Guede, 1990s
Guede, 1990s
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Marilyn Houlberg Collection
Skeleton, 1990s
Skeleton, 1990s
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Marilyn Houlberg Collection
Skull, 1990s
Skull, 1990s
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Marilyn Houlberg Collection
Cross, 1990s
Cross, 1990s
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Marilyn Houlberg Collection