X2012.10.1 Gede

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David Boyer (b. 1976, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Gede, circa 2010
Mixed media mounted on fabric
Fowler Museum at UCLA, X2012.10.1; Museum Purchase


Trained in the ateliers of renowned flag makers in the Bel Air neighborhood of Port-au-Prince and influenced by the assemblage works of Pierrot Barra, Boyer often incorporates nontraditional materials, such as buttons and mirrors, into his depictions of Gede.

Source: Exhibition wall text, In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st-Century Haitian Art