Traiteur with Mojo Landscape, 2001
dyed silk, bone, acrylic, painted and laquered wood
This landscape is defined by the horizontal piece of wood (horizon line). However this piece stradles the idea of landscape while at the same time it represents a priest (notch in wood). A traiteur in south Louisiana is a healer who, in general, uses various devices such as herbs, a dowser and prayer (to mention only a few possible aids) in order to heal physical or mental problems. Mojo are physical charms or power objects.